A simple sports question

So, it turns out that a basketball is bigger than a baseball. (Those ready to nominate thegeometryteacher for a Nobel Prize may want to use this as my fundamental discovery).

But, I have a simple question. The number of answers that we can discover will illustrate the reason that science, math, and economics require many years of study to master.

So, here’s the question: speaking of a standard baseball and a collegiate men’s basketball: How much bigger is the basketball than the baseball?

Your mind is probably already asking at least 3 clarifying questions (all excellent questions, at that). Normally, clarifying questions are great. They are designed to focus the mind after an unclear task. However, in this post, we don’t want to seek an answer. We want to see just as many possible answers we can.

So, flood the comments with answers. Explain your answers after you state them.

How much bigger is the basketball than the baseball?

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