Megan has a large packing box shaped as a cube with a volume of 216 cubic feet.

(A) What is the side length for the cubical box?

(B) Megan would like to design a box that is a rectangular prism, but not a cube. What are a possible length,width,and height that she could use if she wants this box to have the same volume as the cube? Explain how you found the dimensions.
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V = a^3

216 = a^3

a = 3thrt(216)

a = 6

216 = 6^3

216 - 6*6*6

216 = 36*6

216 = 216

a rectangular prizm  8*4*9 = 216

                                  8*2*18 = 216

answered Dec 27, 2011 by jkhenry Level 8 User (36,040 points)
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