Quandaries
and Queries 

Hello, I have one for you that's got me stumped. Is it possible to calculate the dimensions of a square if I have the cubic feet? Say I know the package to be 180 cubic feet. Thank you, Jake 

Hi Jake, Since you use the units cubic feet I expect that you hae a cube rather than a square.
A cube x feet by x feet by x feet has volume x^{3} cubic feet. Hence in your example you have
and you want to find x. x is the cube root of 180, ie x = . There is probably a cube root button on your calculator. On mine I found that the cube root of 180 is approximately 5.646. Hence a cube with volume 180 cubic feet is approximately 5.646 feet on each side. Penny 

