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What is the minimum number of shipping boxes Company L will [#permalink]

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What is the minimum number of shipping boxes Company L will need in order to ship 120 rectangular packages, all of which have exactly the same dimensions?

(1) The dimensions of the packages are 3 inches in length, 4 inches in depth, and 6 inches in height
(2) The volume of one shipping box is one cubic foot.

The OE doesn't give me the explantion I want, so I am looking for yours.

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1) Not sufficient, we do not know the dimension of the shipping box
2) Not sufficient, we do not know the dimension of the rectangular packages

Together
Volume of the shipping box is 1 ft ^3. We still do not know the dimensions of each side of the shipping box. It could be a cube or a box of size 0.1 ft * 0.1 ft * 100 ft.

But the OE is C. The question is from the Kaplan book

It says that since the boxes are cubes, their dimensions must be 1x1x1. If this were the case I would agree with C, but it just says that the volume is one cubic foot, so the dimensions could be anything

Interesting...actually he is right...if you do a google search for one cubic foot, it gives multiple sites that list the definition as a container that is 1x1x1. But I still believe that it could be anything.

Interesting...actually he is right...if you do a google search for one cubic foot, it gives multiple sites that list the definition as a container that is 1x1x1. But I still believe that it could be anything.

Actually it's she not he.
Even I think that 1 cubic foot does not necessarily have to be 1x1x1. But that's the definition I got on google search and Kaplan seems to think so too.
So, how would GMAT specify a 1x1x1 cube vs a volume of 1 cu ft for any shape?
Will 1x1x1 be specified as 1 foot cube?