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horsegal244

  • one year ago

What is the volume of a 75 cubic inches rectangular prism if scaled down by 1/10? I will give medals and fan!

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  1. horsegal244
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    Each dimension is scaled by 1/10?

  5. horsegal244
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    Yea

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    @jim_thompson5910

  7. amistre64
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    how do we find the volume to start with?

  8. horsegal244
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    Height x width x length

  9. amistre64
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    good, so 75 = lwh now what happens when we divide each linear measure by 10? V = l/10 * w/10 * h/10

  10. horsegal244
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    I don't Know Im sorry

  11. amistre64
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    \[V=\frac{l}{10}\frac{w}{10}\frac{h}{10}=\frac{lwh}{10^3}\] but we are told what lwh equals already, its 75 so what is the value of the new Volume?

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    each of three dimensions gets scaled down by \(1/10\), so the volume scales by \((1/10)^3=1/10^3=\dots\)

  13. amistre64
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    if its scaled down by 1/10, doesnt that mean that we have 9/10 to deal with in the volume?

  14. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    L 7 1/2 over 10 w 4 over 10 h 2 1/2 over 10

  15. amistre64
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    the actual numbers for l,h, and w are irrelevant. lwh = 75 if we scale down by 1/10 ... thats the trouble spot to read thru. it reads to me as: (1 - 1/10) is our scale factor. so instead of altering it by (.10)^3 we would be altering it by (.90)^3 the question is, how correct is my thinking?

  16. horsegal244
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    I don't really know can u please just solve it for me....

  17. amistre64
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    no, i cant just solve it for you.

  18. horsegal244
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    Please I'm begging you i am horrid at math its not funny

  19. amistre64
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    asking or begging me for a direct answer would simply force me to suspend your account.

  20. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    Well thanks

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