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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005032516:52:25
Subject: Re: volum of a box

On 2005032512:28:13, Jasmine wrote:
>A mailing service sells large packing boxes in sizes A1 and A2. Size
>A1 is 5 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet.Size A2 is 3 feet by 3 feet by 4
>feet.The volum of a size A2 box is what percent of the volum of a
>A1 box? A toy company uses these boxes to mail balls.They can fit 250
>balls into a size A1 box.Based on this information, how many balls
>should they beable to fit into a size a2 box?

You can do this a couple of ways:

Find a ratio of the volume and that will be a decimal.  Multiply by
100 to change to percent.

Ratio of small to large is:

3/5 = 36/60 = .60

Solve a ratio and proportion as follows:

100    60
--- = ----
250    x

Or you can also just multiply .60 times 250 to get your answer for x. 

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