Golf balls

Question:

How many golf balls are there in Florida?

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Solution: To get an answer, you might start by estimating the U.S. population, then the percentage that plays golf, then the number of balls each player users in a year. Then estimate what percentage of U.S. golfing occurs in sunny Florida. Then toss in an extra 50% for old or unused balls.
The estimate is that there 2 billion golf balls are used in the U.S. each year, to which we’ll add 1 billion in old or unused balls. Seeing as 7% of America’s golf courses are in Florida, we’ll say there are 210 million golf balls in Florida.

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