Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 63

Answer

The candymaker needs less taffy.

Work Step by Step

When using larger apples, the surface area to weight ratio is smaller. In other words, for the same weight of apples, there will be less surface area to cover with taffy. The surface area to weight ratio is discussed on page 238. The analogy can be made between apple peelings and a taffy coating on the apple.
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