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Question from Paula, a parent:

Trying to help with a math problem. I don't know how to set up the equation for this.

A rectangular prism has a volume of 7.875m3rd and a height of 3.5 m. What is the area of the base of the prism?

Thanks for your help!

Hi Paula,

The volume of a prism is the area of the base times the height. You have a volume of $7.875 m^3$ and a height of $3.5 m.$ Can you solve for the area of the base?


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