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Meat balls

Act 1

A video shows a pan of sauce on a hob. Some meatballs are to be placed into the sauce. Will the pan overflow?

Act 2

Photographs are given to show the depth left in the pan, the diameter and height of each meatball, and the diameter of the pan.

Act 3

The meatballs are added one by one to the pan. Only when the final one is added does the pan overflow.

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