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Question from john, a student:

a bottle contains 750 ml of oil. the oil is poured into a container 12 cm high and with a square base of side 10cm.
(a) will the container hold all the liquid
(b) if the answer to (a) is 'no', how much liquid will be spilt?
(c) if the answer to (a) is 'yes', how much more liquid will the container hold?

Hi John,

In metric measurement, 1 ml is equal to 1 cubic centimetre. Therefore 750 ml is the same as 750 cubic centimetres.

Your container has a length of 10 cm, a width of 10 cm and a height of 12 cm. How many cubic centimetres is its volume?

Hope this helps,

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