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How many cylindrical cans with a radius of 2 inches and a height of 6 inches can fit into a rectangular box?

1) The volume of the box is 230 cubic inches
2) The lenght of the box is 3 inches
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Re: ds [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2003, 12:19
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Answer is A


How can I fit a cylindrical can of 2" radius and 6" height in a rectangular box of 1" x 1" x 230" ??

just curious
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DS [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2003, 13:11
Then C is the only logical answer!?
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Re: DS [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2003, 14:38
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Then C is the only logical answer!?


What if the box was really tall and really skinny, or really long and really skinny? 3" x 1/3" x 230"?
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hmm [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2003, 14:49
U've got a sherlock homes mind, u dont leave a single possibility.

Then I'll say its E. i'm sure this time there are no remaining possibilities. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2003, 22:29
i say B...
if its 3", then nothing is fitting in.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2003, 01:32
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i say B...
if its 3", then nothing is fitting in.


Good job. The smallest dimension of the can is larger than one of the dimension of the box.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2003, 10:57
Tricky one ah?

Indeed, the correct answer is B!
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