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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

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.

08-27-2005, 02:58 AM
Thanks alot for your help
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

08-27-2005, 11:49 AM
Thanks again
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