More than 2,300,000 limestone and granite blocks were pushed, pulled,
and dragged into place on the Great Pyramid. The average weight of a block is
about 2.3 metric tons (2.5 tons).
How much is that? Well, you can think of it in terms of refrigerators. An
average refrigerator weighs about 91 kg. If 1 metric ton = 1,000 kg, how many
refrigerators equal a 2.3-metric ton block?
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- 25 refrigerators
- 5 refrigerators
- 90 refrigerators
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