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Guesstimate Example #2 – Estimate the distance your pen covered in an English Board Exam

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Q. Estimate the distance your pen covered in an English Board Exam?

To calculate the total distance, we will first find out the average length of a letter. Since it is a bit difficult to estimate the length of a curved letter, we will take the length of a letter with straight lines say, β€˜z’.

Assuming the height to be approx. 0.5cm and the two horizontal lines to be another 0.5 cm each that gives us a total length of 1.5cm.

On Average, a word contains 5 letters and a sentence contains 8 words. That gives us 40 letters a sentence and total length to be 60cm.

Long answer questions typically require you to write up to 20 lines of answers and the short ones ask you to write 8 lines.

Assuming a split between the long answer and short type questions of 30:70, and total questions to be 20. That gives us 6 long answer and 14 short answer questions.

Thus total length of all answers is = 6*60cm*20 + 14*60cm*8 = 7200cm + 6720cm = 13920cm = 139.20m

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