







The surface of a solid 
20130507 

From mustafa: I am doing a research paper on solid surface applications . Part of the project is to find four at least in our world today and explain what there purpose is. I really need help in this area because I've been searching the internet for where solid surface are used in our world today and I really can't find anything.. Thanking you in advance, mustafa Answered by Penny Nom. 





A railroad embankment 
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From clint: the pennsylvania railroad found it necessary,owing to land slides upon the roadbed,to reduce the angle of inclination of one bank of certain railway cut near pittsburgh,pa.,from an original angle of 45 degrees to a new angle of 30 degrees. the bank as it originally stood was 200 ft.long and had a slant length of 60 ft.. find the amount of the earth removed, if the top level of the bank remained unchanged. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two cubes 
20120904 

From alexis: a cube has one face that is equal to the total surface area of another cube. Find the ratio of their volumes Answered by Penny Nom. 





A railway cut 
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From jade: the pennsylvania railroad found it necessary,owing to land slides upon the roadbed,to reduce the angle of inclination of one bank of certain railway cut near pittsburgh,pa.,from an original angle of 45 degrees to a new angle of 30 degrees. the bank as it originally stood was 200 ft.long and had a slant length of 60 ft.. find the amount of the earth removed, if the top level of the bank remained unchanged. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rectangular solid 
20101208 

From ryan: Good day!
Have a question on rectangular solids. We were asked to find the dimensions of a rectangular solid, we were only given the volume of the rectangular solid, the total area, and the altitude. I tried using the volume of the rectangular solid and was able to get the area of the base, but I don't know how to get its length and its width. Hope you could help me again. Thanks! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Solid figures 
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From Rebecca: I need to know the names of solid figures. I have several pictures that I need to answer what type they are.
Thanks, Rebecca 3rd grade Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a solid 
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From Tom: The base of a certain solid is a circle of radius 2 while cross sections perpendicular to the
base are isosceles triangles of height 1. What is the volume of the solid? Answered by Harley Weston. 





A three dimensional object 
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From Briana: what is the 3d term for pentagon? like a circle is a shhere? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Some solid figures 
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From tiffany: What solid figure could have? It has 4 more edges than vertices, Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three balls packed in a box 
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From jasmin: Four spherical balls having diameter of 4 cm are placed in a square box whose inside base dimensions are 8 cm. In the space between the first four spherical balls, a fifth spherical ball of the same diameter is placed. How deep must the box be in order that the top will touch the fifth ball? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





What solid figure has 1 flat surface and 0 vertices? 
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From Cheronda: What solid figure has 1 flat surface and 0 vertices? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. 





Names of solid figures 
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From Debbie: What is the name of the solid figure: 1) base with 5 equal sides and faces that are 5 triangles 2) all 6 faces are squares and 3) 2 congruent pentagons for bases and 5 rectangular faces. Please help! Thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





Is there a solid shape with 5 faces, 8 edges, and 4 vertices? 
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From Annie: Is there a solid shape with 5 faces, 8 edges, and 4 vertices? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of an earthen pit 
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From Bruce: This shape would occur at the four corners of a rectangular shaped earthen pit with sloping sides (1:1.5). Depth is 14'. Top dimensions are 170' by 158'. After calculating the easy volume components of this shape, we are left with the end corner pieces. 21' base, 14' height, side hypotenuse 25.24' and corner diagonal 32.83'. We're confused. Thank you for any help you may provide. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Some shapes 
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From Suzanne:
 What shape has 12 edges all the same length?
 What shape has 3 surfaces and 1 is curved?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





8 faces, 12 vertices, and 18 edges 
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From Thomas: I would like to know the proper name for this geometrical solid. It has 8 faces, 12 vertices, and 18 edges? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Geometrical solids 
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From Sarah:
 What geometrical solid has 8 edges and 5 vertices?
 What geometrical solid has 12 edges that are all the same length?
Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Platonic Solids Surface Area 
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From Rachel Bidwell: How do you find the surface area of the 5 platonic solids, when they each have a volume of one cubic inch Answered by Harley Weston. 





Area and Volume 
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From James Pulver: I am going into 12th grade and am practicing for the SAT II. I have come across a problem that I cannot solve. It states that the front, side , and bottom faces of a retangular solid have areas of 24 square centimeters, 8 square centimeters, and 3 square centimeters, respectively. What is the volume of the solid. I need to know how to solve similar problems so is there a formula to go from area to volume? Answered by Jack LeSage. 





The Division Bracket. 
19970409 

From Judy Riley: A fellow teacher recently asked if I remembered the exact word for a division bracket (not the symbol with dots, the horizontal line in a fraction, or a solidus). I couldn't. Can you help? Answered by Walter Whiteley and Harley Weston. 





Could you tell me the name for the bar in a division problem? 
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From Linda: Could you tell me the name for the bar in a division problem. Not the line with dots on either side but the line that divides the two numbers? My name is Linda. I am asking for my niece who is in 8th grade. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Solides d’Archimède 
20140429 

From Clémentine: Pourquoi une pyramide a base carrée n'est elle pas un polyèdre archimedien ?
J'ai pourtant essayé d'en construire un avec tout ses cotés égaux et ça fonctionne !
Aidez moi je n'en dors plus la nuit ? :S Answered by Chris Fisher. 





les formules d'aire et de volume de les solides 
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From Annie: Je cherche le nom des mathématiciens qui ont découvert les différentes formules d'aire et de volume de tous les solides ( boule, cube, les prismes, cylindre, cône, pyramide, polyèdres réguliers). Je cherche aussi à trouver comment ils ont démontré l'exactitude de ces formules. L'important, c'est de connaître le nom des mathématiciens qui ont découvert ces formules. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Solides 
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From Joanie: J'ai présentement un projet à faire, je dois le remettre avant vendredi. Je dois trouver entre 31 ou 35 solides: prismes et pyramides J'ai a donner : le nom de chaque solide; son dessin; et le dessin de chaque solide décomposé en toute ses parties. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Un polyedre ayant comme face 20 triangles 
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From Sonia: J'aimerai savoir comment s'appelle un polyedre ayant comme face 20 triangles équilatéraux égaux. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Un angle solide 
19980506 

From Giol: Qu'est ce qu'un angle solide ?? J'ai beau chercher dans mes documents, je ne trouve rien de bien convaincant sur le sujet si ce n'est une définition qui me semble bien vague et creuse ... En vous remerciant de votre attention ( puissiez vous illustrer votre réponse par un exemple, s.v.p...) Bonjour,
Answered by Chris Fisher. 

