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Origami Cup Volume | by ShuaiJanaiDesu
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Origami Cup Volume

Someone on the Origami Forum asked about the maximum volume of water that a traditional origami cup can hold, so decided to do some calculations.

 

I used volumes of conical frustums to get a rough estimate.

In the end, for a 15cm paper, it holds between 60.4mL ~ 68.8mL.

 

Afterwards, decided to check my work by actually putting water into a folded cup. It held about 65 mL of water so I think I didn't make any mistakes... :P

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Uploaded on July 21, 2016