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Hey /sci/, I have an odd question.
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Hey /sci/, I have an odd question.

Let's say there is a 10 km tall giant and, despite what the square-cube law would say, he is able to withstand his own weight and move like a proportionate human would through unknown means. His density is also somehow similar to that of a normal human.

1 - How much would he weight, assuming he is of average build.

and

2 - How far would he sink into the earth due to his weigh?
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> give me a physically accurate scientific answer to my retarded improbable non-sci question
>>>/trash/
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>>7836106

some quick math put our man at 14 billion metric tons.

I'm probably wrong though.
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>>7836106
Assuming averag height = 1.7m and average weight = 62kg
He would weigh about 13 billion tons (13 trillion kg)
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>>7836106
>How far would he sink into the earth due to his weigh?

This is actually a pretty difficult quea Rob that will depend on the depth and type of bedrock, etc. But it's safe to say pretty far. His feet would be exerting ~300 MPa of pressure, which is above the compressive strength of granite, for example.
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>>7836106

Pretty fucking heavy.
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>>7836106
The average height of a man is 1.77m. Lets call this value h
The average mass of a man is 81.6 kg. Lets call this value m
Let M be the giant's mass, and let H be the giant's height 10km

Density = mass/volume
For a human of a specific build, volume = c*height^3, where c is some unitless constant that is the same for all people of that specific build

Since both densities are equal, we get
m/(ch^3)=M/(cH^3)
The c's cancel out
m/h^3=M/H^3
M=mH^3/h^3
=(81.6kg)(10000m)^3/(1.77m)^3
=1.47*10^13kg

This matches with this >>7836142 guy's result (except for rounding, but whatever).
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>>7838750
I just realized that the giant would have a mass that is about 24 times greater than the that of the entire world population.
7.4billion*81.6kg = 6.03*10^11kg
24*(6.03*10^11kg) = 1.45*10^13kg
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>>7838900
so you say we are his 25th planet he is going to eat?
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>>7836106

>2 - How far would he sink into the earth due to his weigh?

pretty sure you'd need a pretty good grasp on geomechanics to answer that.
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Out of curiosity, is this giant man a fox-person... And a herm?
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>>7840000

I don't see how that is relevant to the problem
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>>7840046
The weight of that fur must ne taken into account then.