Esmy 3 years ago can you check my work just to see i'm right.

1. Esmy

A yardstick measures 1/4 by 3 by 36 inches. How many yard sticks will fit in a box 3 inches wide and 36 inches high, if the girth of the box is 30 inches?

2. Esmy

Girth = 30 inches Girth =3 + 3 + x + x 30 = 6 +2x 2x=30-6=24 x=12 yardsticks are 1/4 in thick 12/.25=48 48 yardsticks could be packed in that box. I'm I right ? If you can check my work...

3. Esmy

27 yard sticks, not sure though If the box is 3 in wide and its girth is 30 in then its depth must be 12in. 1/4in thick means you'll fit 12 into 3in 3in wide means you'll get 4 in 12in so number of rulers = 12x4=48 A yardstick measures 1/4 by 3 by 36 inches. How many yard sticks will fit in a box 3 inches wide and 36 inches high, if the girth of the box is 30 inches?

4. Esmy

What do you think?

5. Esmy

help -_- ? anyone

6. vikrantg4

@Esmy wait a moment lol

7. vikrantg4

calculate volume of one yardstick and volume of box so number of yardsticks is volume of box divided by volume of each yardstick

8. Esmy

is the work wrong D: ?

9. vikrantg4

try calculating from my method and match answers :P ..

10. Esmy

Can you show me sorry :/

11. vikrantg4

okay :|

12. vikrantg4

volume of stick = 1/4 * 3 * 36 = 27 cubic inches .. right ?

13. Esmy

yes

14. vikrantg4

volume of box = 3 * 30 * 36 = 3240.. ok ?

15. vikrantg4

so total yardsticks are 3240/27 = 120.. okay ? Unfortunately your answer was wrong. D:

16. Esmy

OH I GET IT yeah yeah the width of the yardstick fits the 3 inch width of the box and The 36 inch length of the yardstick fits the height and 4 of the 1/4 inch yardsticks make a stack 1 inch high The number of 1/4 inch thick yardsticks that can be stacked up in 30 inches is 4 * 30 = 120

17. Esmy

I got that at first but I didn't think it was the answer... :/