Quandaries and Queries


        I have a question for you. I have never, ever heard of furlongs, and my question is "1 mile=8 furlongs, how many cubic furlongs in a cubic mile?" And can you please explain to me how you got it.

Thank you,




The only place where I hear the term furlong used is in horse racing. One of the standard lengths for a race is one-eighth of a mile, which is a furlong.

Suppose that you have a square that is one mile by one mile and you want to divide it into squares that are one furlong by one furlong.

Since each mile gets divided into 8 furlongs the square mile gets divided into 64 square furlongs.

What happens if you start with a cubic mile?



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