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Jessica has a compost pit in her garden. The pit is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. She plans to make it 1.5 feet deeper.
What will be the increase in the volume of the pit?
24 cubic feet
32 cubic feet
48 cubic feet
12 cubic feet
Could someone please explain this to me? So that in the future I can answer this myself...
Thanks!(:
 one year ago
 one year ago
Jessica has a compost pit in her garden. The pit is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. She plans to make it 1.5 feet deeper. What will be the increase in the volume of the pit? 24 cubic feet 32 cubic feet 48 cubic feet 12 cubic feet Could someone please explain this to me? So that in the future I can answer this myself... Thanks!(:
 one year ago
 one year ago

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MathmuseBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1. Find the current Volume of the pit \[V = length*width*depth\] 2. Find the desired Volume of the pit (when adding 1.5 to depth) Take the difference between those two values(subtract)
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1353447625644:dw Find the volume of the addition using the formula V = length x width x height where teh length and height are those of the original pit (8 ft and 4 ft), and the height is only the additional height, 1.5 ft. V = 8 ft x 4 ft x 1.5 ft = 48 cu ft
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TurnerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you both sooooo much!!!
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