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    An aluminum plate is cut to a width of 1.000 m when the temperature in the cutting bay is 100^0 F. It is held until the winter and put into place when the temperature is -20^0 F. How much smaller is the bar at this time?

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    This solution explains how to calculate the fluctuation in the size of an aluminum plate based on a gradual decrease in temperature.