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Question from nephi, a student:

if i wanted to make a box that was 0.35 ~ 0.7 Cubic Feet on the inside how would i go about making the measurements for the outside?


The volume of a rectangular box is the length times the width times the height so , for example if you want a box of volume 0.5 cubic feet you could make it 1 foot by 1 foot by 0.5 feet. You could also make it 2 feet by 1 foot by 0.25 feet. All you need is three positive dimensions so that the product of the dimensions is 0.5.


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