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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. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    When you say scaled down by 1/10 do you mean that a side that was 10 is now 1 or that a side that was 10 is now 9?

  2. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    That is what i don't get.....

  3. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    Have you posted the problem EXACTLY as it was given to you?

  4. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    Yes

  5. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    @peachpi @jim_thompson5910

  6. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    Then I think they are trying to teach you this general principle: If you multiply all dimensions of a rectangular prism by 2, the volume will be 2^3 times as big.

  7. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    I don't get it though....

  8. horsegal244
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    @pooja195

  9. Mertsj
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    |dw:1437697255473:dw|

  10. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    The volume is 75...

  11. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    So since each dimension becomes 1/10 its original value, and since (1/10)^3 = 1/1000, the new volume is 1/1000 times the original volume.

  12. horsegal244
    • one year ago
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    ok

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