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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 size >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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