Joe's dad had a box 2 ft long, 1 ft high, and 1 ft wide in which to pack items from the garage. After packing a few items, Joe found the box was not big enough. He suggested they use another box that was tewce as long, twice as high,and twice as wide. He said the box would have twice the volume as the first box. Was he right? Explain.

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Joe's dad had a box 2 ft long, 1 ft high, and 1 ft wide in which to pack items from the garage. After packing a few items, Joe found the box was not big enough. He suggested they use another box that was tewce as long, twice as high,and twice as wide. He said the box would have twice the volume as the first box. Was he right? Explain.

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what do u think ? was he right ? whats the formula of volume of box ?
lwh?

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yes,V=lwh now twice as long-->2l, twice as high--->2h and twice as wide --->2w so what is the new volume ?
is it 2V ?
um it is not twice the volume of the first box.
thats correct, its not twice. So, how many times is the new volume ?
um, 4?
how come?
new V = (2l)(2w)(2h) =... ?
2*2*4?
16?
new V = (2l)(2w)(2h) =2*2*2 lwh = ...?
8.
so, wht should i write?
yes. new volume is 8 times the old.
okay. but he is not correct. so,no,because the new box has a volume of 8 times more than the old one?
would that be a good statement?
yes, the statement is correct.
thank you,sir*shakes hands with hartnn*
welcome ^_^

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