Math Problem Solving (Help Please)

Discussion in 'Personal Homework Help' started by Nakul, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Nakul

    Nakul New Member

    A box in the shape of a rectangular prism is used in a movie scene. The base of the box measures 6 feet by 5 feet. The box has a volume of 195 cubic feet. The director hires an actor who is 6 feet 4 inches tall. Can the actor stand up straight in the box?

    Also I do need to show my work so please write down the work to solve this. Thanks!

  2. math_celebrity

    math_celebrity Administrator Staff Member

    Volume of rectangular prism is:
    V = lwh

    Plugging in the numbers you gave:
    195 = (6)(5)h
    195 = 30h

    Divide each side by 30
    h = 6.5

    6.5 feet is 6 feet, 6 inches. This is 2 inches more than your actor, so yes, he will fit in the box standing up.

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