How Much Gold Is In An Oscar Statuette? | Oscar Fernandez

February 22, 2015 7:04 PM

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How Much Gold Is In An Oscar Statuette? | Oscar Fernandez

At tonight's Oscars we'll no doubt see some familiar faces winning that coveted gold statuette. It's no secret that these sparkling little men aren't 100% gold--they're only coated in 24-carat gold--so that makes it harder to figure out how much gold they actually contain. Luckily math comes to the rescue.

The output of this formula is in square meters, and "W" is the weight in kilograms and "H" the height in centimeters, so a little number-crunching is needed (I've put the details here). The result? Our golden boy has a surface area of about...

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