Cao Chong

Cao Chong

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cao Chong (196-208) was a son of the late Han Dynasty warlord Cao Cao. He was renowned as a child prodigy, having the intelligence of an adult at the age of five. He is best known for his ingenious method of weighing an elephant using the law of buoyancy. Cao Chong died of sickness at the age of thirteen. Cao Chong was born the eldest son of Cao Cao and Consort Huan. According to the Records of the Three Kingdoms by Chen Shou, Cao Chong had the intelligence of an adult around the age of five and six. On one occasion, the southern warlord Sun Quan sent a gift of an elephant to Cao Cao, who wished to know the animal's weight. No one could think of a method but young Cao Chong had an ingenious idea. Somewhat similar to Archimedes' solution to the legendary Problem of the Crown, Cao Chong asked to have the elephant loaded onto a boat, on which the water level was marked.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135983164
  • 9786135983166