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Volume/Capacity

The problems in this section explore the numerical and/or physical properties of volume or capacity.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 7: Measurement: Volume/Capacity
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Middle School: Measurement
NCTM Standards:
Measurement Standard for Grades 68
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Accuracy Please
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a cone.
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Box of Boxes
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Given information about the surface area, find the dimensions of the
large box. Also, find
how many small boxes fit inside the large box.
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Buying Cola
 Leon Roland & class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Where should Chuck shop to get the most cola? Is this the best buy?
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Chocolate, Orange, Megamint Swirl
 Fitzgerald's Spring 2000 Class C

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. How many halfgallon cartons of ice cream can fit in the freezer?
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Garden Grove
 Steve Risberg & Stephen Weimar

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the amount of dirt and the amount of peat moss needed to have the correct ratio of dirt to peat moss for the garden.
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Geo in Jeopardy
 Richard Tchen

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the dimensions of the threedimensional phone booth.
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The Good Samaritan
 Piedmont High School 2nd and 7thperiod Geometry Classes

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Can the butler afford the paint needed to repair the sign? Did the butler do it?
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Luscious Lemonade
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The label on the lemon concentrate says that I need to mix 2 cups of concentrate with 3 cups of water. How much lemon concentrate should I buy to make 25 gallons of lemonade?
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Milk Madness
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Help Georgina find out how much milk is left using the number pattern she describes.
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New Home for Fibonacci and Fractal
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take Jimal and Leslie to fill the new 15gallon aquarium.
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Pi Day  Let's Eat Cake!
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. In honor of Pi Day we will be comparing the volumes of slices taken from round and rectangular cakes.
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Pi Day Treats
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help Mrs. Granville and Mrs. Germain plan a Pi Day celebration.
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Pouring the Punch
 Neil Bress

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The Refreshments Committee needs to pour exactly four liters of eggnog using only threeliter and fiveliter measures.
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Price Fluidity
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Compare the pergallon cost of eleven different liquids, and put them in order from least to most expensive.
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Sailing Around the World
 Leon Roland & class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Determine the amounts of the supplies that Giuseppi Linguini will need to sail around the world.
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Stacking Wood
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find how many cords of wood the woodshed will hold.
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Threedimensional Television
 Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help my friend find which TV will fit snugly into her TV nook.
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Valley Springs Snow Cream
 Kelly Crisp

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream.
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Volume Experiment
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Make a prediction, conduct an experiment, and report your findings.
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Wilda's Swamp Water
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Measure 8 quibits of swamp water using only 6quibit and 10quibit containers.
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