nae

06-28-2006, 05:32 PM

how much dirt is in a hole which is 6 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet?

i came up with 216 cubic ft of dirt?

i came up with 216 cubic ft of dirt?

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nae

06-28-2006, 05:32 PM

how much dirt is in a hole which is 6 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet?

i came up with 216 cubic ft of dirt?

i came up with 216 cubic ft of dirt?

jonboy

06-28-2006, 05:41 PM

Well the answer would be correct if the hole is in a situation where you would use length*width*hieght. Can you state the original problem and post a picture so we can make sure it is 100% correct?

nae

06-28-2006, 05:47 PM

Thats all the question say how much dirt is in a hole which is 6 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet. there's no picture.

skeeter

06-28-2006, 05:51 PM

how much dirt is in a hole which is 6 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet?

i came up with 216 cubic ft of dirt?

zero ... a "hole" doesn't have any dirt in it.

it would take 216 ft<sup>3</sup> of dirt to fill the hole.

i came up with 216 cubic ft of dirt?

zero ... a "hole" doesn't have any dirt in it.

it would take 216 ft<sup>3</sup> of dirt to fill the hole.

Denis

06-28-2006, 11:33 PM

There ain't no such animal as a 6by6by6 hole:

a hole is a hole: no bottom; once you reach China, then you have a hole :roll:

a hole is a hole: no bottom; once you reach China, then you have a hole :roll:

soroban

06-30-2006, 09:08 AM

Skeeter is right . . . it's a trick question.

Similar to this one:

A tank has a capacity of 12 cubic feet.

Air is pumped in at 3 cubic feet per minute.

How long will it take to fill the tank exactly half full of air?

Drag your curson between the asterisks.

*How do you fill a tank "half full of air"?*

Similar to this one:

A tank has a capacity of 12 cubic feet.

Air is pumped in at 3 cubic feet per minute.

How long will it take to fill the tank exactly half full of air?

Drag your curson between the asterisks.

*How do you fill a tank "half full of air"?*

jonboy

06-30-2006, 09:36 AM

Skeeter is right . . . it's a trick question.

Similar to this one:

A tank has a capacity of 12 cubic feet.

Air is pumped in at 3 cubic feet per minute.

How long will it take to fill the tank exactly half full of air?

Drag your curson between the asterisks.

*How do you fill a tank "half full of air"?*

I knew that :wink:

Similar to this one:

A tank has a capacity of 12 cubic feet.

Air is pumped in at 3 cubic feet per minute.

How long will it take to fill the tank exactly half full of air?

Drag your curson between the asterisks.

*How do you fill a tank "half full of air"?*

I knew that :wink:

mcrae

06-30-2006, 12:02 PM

can';t you say that it will take two minutes before the tank is at 50% capacity as your solution

jonboy

06-30-2006, 12:10 PM

can';t you say that it will take two minutes before the tank is at 50% capacity as your solution

How do you fill a tank "half full" of air?

How do you fill a tank "half full" of air?

soroban

07-02-2006, 01:48 AM

A 40-pound steel ball is dropped from a height of 40 feet

into a cylindrical tank filled with water to a height of 40 feet

with the water held at a constant temperature of 40<sup>o</sup> F.

A 30-pound steel is dropped from a height of 30 feet

into an identical cylindrical tank filled with water to a height of 30 feet

with the water held at a constant temperture of 30<sup>o</sup> F.

Which ball will sink more slowly?

Drag your cursor between the asterisks.

*The 30-pound ball; its cylinder is filled with ice.*

into a cylindrical tank filled with water to a height of 40 feet

with the water held at a constant temperature of 40<sup>o</sup> F.

A 30-pound steel is dropped from a height of 30 feet

into an identical cylindrical tank filled with water to a height of 30 feet

with the water held at a constant temperture of 30<sup>o</sup> F.

Which ball will sink more slowly?

Drag your cursor between the asterisks.

*The 30-pound ball; its cylinder is filled with ice.*

jonboy

07-02-2006, 08:43 AM

Oh I thought this was one of those trick questions there for a second. Wow in that problem you had to apply both Science and Math since water freezes at 30^o F.

stapel

07-02-2006, 10:35 AM

...water freezes at 30° F.

Actually, it freezes at 32° F.

Eliz.

Actually, it freezes at 32° F.

Eliz.

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