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Question from Leslie, a teacher:

If a rectangular prism measures 8" and measures 12" by 16", what is it's volume? If after 8 hours the prism is 6" full, how long will it take to fill and how many hours will it take to fill completely?


After 8 hours, the prism is 6"/8" = 75% full. So if 8 hours fills it 75%, how long does it take to fill it 100%?

Stephen La Rocque.>

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