P5_3 Prince Pondicherry and the Chocolate Palace

Mabel Elisabeth Evershed, Thomas James Beedle, Emily Jane Baldwin, Naomi Esther Cook


Prince Pondicherry of India, from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [1], ordered a huge palace to be created for him made entirely out of chocolate, but soon after it was completed the entire palace melted around him due to the heat of the sun. We calculated that during May when the sun over India is hottest, the palace would have reached its melting point by 12:00, a little more than 6 hours after sunrise, but it would take approximately two days to melt entirely.

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