*CSI*way -- figuring out how blood splatters, say -- not in the

*Numb3rs*way.) This is certainly a good thing to do.

But can you make sense of this?

Craig Ogino, the department's crime lab director, started the event by offering a prize of $10 to the student who could use trigonometry to determine the number in gallons of a mixture used to make methamphetamine, based on his sketch.I'm assuming that trigonometry was actually used for something else -- like, say, the aforementioned blood splattering analysis, seen later in the article -- and that the reporter made a mistake. But I'm not totally sure. Any thoughts?

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Wild guess: if we could measure angles of a conveniently shaped container in an artist's sketch, then trigonometry could be used to find the volume of the entire container.

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