Doctor of Mathematics James Hind from Nottingham Trent University in the UK, together with colleagues, decided to create the most ideal snowman in the world and for this purpose carried out complex mathematical calculations to find out the necessary proportions of the snow figure.
In their calculations, experts used different parameters: from the air temperature outside, the freshness and purity of snow to the number and diameter of snow balls, the location of the eyes, carrot nose and accessories.
Thanks to their calculations, mathematicians found out that the ideal snowman should consist of three snow balls with diameters of 80 cm, 50 cm and 30 cm. The height of the figure will be 1.62 meters. The snowman’s eyes should be placed at a distance of no more than 5 cm from each other, and the carrot for the nose should be exactly 4 cm long.
Snow for modeling a perfect snowman should be fresh and just fallen, the temperature of which is about 0 degrees or lower.
Scientists have also suggested the necessary accessories for the perfect snowman. These should be three identical buttons located on the middle ball at the same distance from each other, a hat, a scarf and mittens.