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Challenge 62: Keeping Cool When should you buy block ice or crushed ice?
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Which typically melts faster, a single block of ice or the same block cut into three cubes?
Ratio thinking about blocks of ice.
single ice block
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Surface area is a critical factor in heating and cooling. Architects, interior decorators, chemists, and environmental engineers use surface are and volume in their work.
three cubes of ice

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