08-27-2005, 01:54 AM

The front, side, and bottom faces of a rectangular solid have areas of 24 square cm, 8 square cm, and 3 square cm, respectively. What is the volume of the solid, in cubic centimeters? :?: :?: :?:

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08-27-2005, 01:54 AM

The front, side, and bottom faces of a rectangular solid have areas of 24 square cm, 8 square cm, and 3 square cm, respectively. What is the volume of the solid, in cubic centimeters? :?: :?: :?:

Gene

08-27-2005, 02:13 AM

The sides are a, b & c

That gives three equations in three unknowns.

ab=24

ac=8

bc=3

That gives three equations in three unknowns.

ab=24

ac=8

bc=3

08-27-2005, 02:21 AM

what should I do next to solve for a, b, c?

Gene

08-27-2005, 02:24 AM

The first step might be dividing

ac/bc = a/b = 8/3

That gives two equations in two unknowns.

ac/bc = a/b = 8/3

That gives two equations in two unknowns.

08-27-2005, 02:58 AM

Thanks alot for your help

I've figured out a=4,b=3,and c=2.

I've figured out a=4,b=3,and c=2.

Gene

08-27-2005, 03:03 AM

Better check your work.

ab=24=4*3??????????????

and don't forget you are after the volume.

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Gene

ab=24=4*3??????????????

and don't forget you are after the volume.

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Gene

08-27-2005, 11:49 AM

Thanks again

I think I know where I made the mistake

is a=8, b=3, c=1?

I think I know where I made the mistake

is a=8, b=3, c=1?

Gene

08-27-2005, 12:47 PM

Ya got it now.

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Gene

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Gene

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