|Alex attempting to repeat the feat he just saw on the Internetz|
Nevertheless, to the misfortune of those many who actually tried, the experiment came to be of little or no success in real life. What?! But why?! If it's so damn clear in the video!!
Lavoisier had very accurately stated in the mid 1700s what was his wife's most dreadful nightmare: mass always remains the same. That is, slicing the chocolate and re-arranging its shape does not create more chocolate.
|After years of hard work and dedication, Antoine reveals a dreadful conclusion to Marie-Anne|
First, we get a chocolate bar like the one shown in the video (or at least one fairly similar to it). For our purposes, a hypothetical bar of dimensions 4 x 6 will be enough. Let's analyze the area of such bar by splitting as proposed by the video.
Just for fun, let's make sure that the sum of the areas is in fact the total area:
|The Math works!! And yeah... I sometimes do this for fun|
The next step is then to test the main message of the video; that by moving stuff around we'll get more chocolate. Piece B is moved to where A and C were, and it is supposed that the total chocolate remains the same after taking away C. Therefore, the author claims that the first column of B has the same area as A and C. We are going to test this hypothesis and find whether it's true or not.... SPOILER ALERT: it's not.
|Let B' be the first column of B, then B' = A + C or is it??|
How do we test this? As we did in the past, checking for the surface of the individual parts. By doing this, we can easily tell that the hypothesis was wrong (duh!)
|The null hypothesis is rejected and we keep the alternative statement: B' does not equal A + C|
|Arrrggghhhh... So close!|