[Extracted from the article] How much snow is shoveled or plowed in the U.S. in a typical winter? How much food is wasted at school cafeterias every year in the U.S.? For more Fermi questions and answers, see Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin, by Lawrence Weinstein (Princeton University Press, 2012).
Original Publication Citation
Weinstein, L. (2020). Question 1: Plowing snow; question 2: Wasted food. Physics Teacher, 58(2), 139. doi:10.1119/1.5144804
Weinstein, Larry, "Question 1: Plowing Snow; Question 2: Wasted Food" (2020). Physics Faculty Publications. 417.