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Question from Lawson, a student:

I have calculated the volume of a box of cereal whose dimensions are:
Length - 19 cm
Width - 3 cm
Height - 27 cm

I need help with the follow question:
If 2cm^3 = 30 pieces of your cereal, how many pieces of cereal will fit in your box? What do I do the calculate?

Hi Lawson,

If you have calculated the volume of the cereal box then you know how many cubic centimeters of space there are in the box. 2 cubic centimeters of space hold 30 pieces of your cereal so 1 cubic centimeter holds 15 pieces. If 1 cubic centimeter holds 15 pieces how many pieces will the box hold?


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