Cubic Centimeter, Cubic InchDate: 08/26/97 at 20:26:22 From: John Fitzpatrick Subject: 5th Grade Geometry Question Dear Dr. Math, My teacher gave me this question that totally stumped me. It's the first day of school, and no math book yet. She wants us to define these terms: cubic centimeter and cubic inch. Can you help me? Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick Date: 08/28/97 at 20:11:28 From: Doctor Barney Subject: Re: 5th Grade Geometry Question A cubic centimeter is a measure of volume equal to the volume of a cube one centimeter long on each of its edges. Do you know what a cube is? A cube is a three-dimensional object that has the shape of a square on all six sides. All six sides are the same size. A cubic inch is a measure of volume equal to the volume of a cube one inch long on each of its edges. A cubic mile is a measure of volume equal to the volume of a cube one mile long on each of its edges. -Doctor Barney, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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