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Solved: The Great Pyramid of King Khufu was built of limestone in Egypt over a 20-year

Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9781305270336 | Authors: James Stewart ISBN: 9781305270336 484

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Problem 34

The Great Pyramid of King Khufu was built of limestone in Egypt over a 20-year time period from 2580 bc to 2560 bc. Its base is a square with side length 756 ft and its height when built was 481 ft. (It was the tallest manmade structure in the world for more than 3800 years.) The density of the limestone is about 150 lbyft3 . (a) Estimate the total work done in building the pyramid. (b) If each laborer worked 10 hours a day for 20 years, for 340 days a year, and did 200 ft-lbyh of work in lifting the limestone blocks into place, about how many laborers were needed to construct the pyramid?

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Textbook: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals
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Author: James Stewart
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