Cord of Wood

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“A cord of wood is a solidly built pile of 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high. 1. How many cords, stove-wood measure, each stick 12 inches long, could be made from a full-sized cord of wood? 2. If the full cord as pictured above is bought for $3.00 and sawed into stove lengths as in problem (1) and sold for $1.25 a cord, what is the profit? 3. If 6 hours’ time was required to saw this wood, and labor cost 25 cents per hour, was there anything gained on the transaction?” -Foster, 1921


Ellsworth D. Foster ed. The American Educator (vol. 1) (Chicago, IL: Ralph Durham Company, 1921)


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