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how many Popsicle sticks dos it take to make a truss bridge ? Answered

I'm doing a science fair prototype bridge but I don't know how many popsicles sticks to build a truss bridge

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icengBest Answer (author)2017-10-23

This Truss Bridge has an exact total of one hundred coffee stir sticks or as today's youngsters might call them (10^2 lolly sticks).

Click the pics if you want to count sticks yourself.. The constructs are identically symmetric.

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bordeaux.hailey (author)iceng2017-10-26

you are really close actually it is 15, but good try

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iceng (author)bordeaux.hailey2017-10-26

Cant imagine why you would follow someone who is off by 85 lollys ;-)

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Josehf Murchison (author)2017-10-23

16 struts per segment for a stable segment not counting flooring times the number of segments. This is of course without doubling up on the struts.

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adamray2106 (author)2017-10-23
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rickharris (author)adamray21062017-10-23

Google it, I have no idea where you live.

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rickharris (author)2017-10-23

Your question isn't meaningful without more information.

Think about it.

How big will it be.

Construction

Wastage

Really, popsicle sticks are very cheap. If you need more buy more.

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