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What is the volume of a box with sides a,b, c? 1. a=12/bc 2. [#permalink ]
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What is the volume of a box with sides a,b, c?
1. a=12/bc
2. b= 3, c=2

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Straight (E) for me : we have no clue about a correct formula for the volume to apply

A box could be any shapes

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Hello Fig

shouldn't the answer be (A)

since A=12/BC then ABC = 12

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KillerSquirrel wrote:

Hello Fig

shouldn't the answer be (A)

since A=12/BC then ABC = 12

The problem is that we do not know if the box is created only of rectangulars

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Fig wrote:

KillerSquirrel wrote:

Hello Fig

shouldn't the answer be (A)

since A=12/BC then ABC = 12

The problem is that we do not know if the box is created only of rectangulars

I see your logic

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Fig wrote:

Straight (E) for me : we have no clue about a correct formula for the volume to apply

A box could be any shapes

what would the other formulas be?

a cube = s^3 = s*s*s = a* b* c

a rectangular box = a* b* c

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Re: DS Volume of a Box [#permalink ]
19 Oct 2007, 11:59

bmwhype2 wrote:

What is the volume of a box with sides a,b, c? 1. a=12/bc 2. b= 3, c=2

buit I take A as box can be of only ractangle/square shape.

i believe gmat defines box as a ractangular shape with length, height and width.

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bmwhype2 wrote:

Fig wrote:

Straight (E) for me : we have no clue about a correct formula for the volume to apply

A box could be any shapes

what would the other formulas be?

a cube = s^3 = s*s*s = a* b* c

a rectangular box = a* b* c

it can be a triangle box

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bmwhype2 wrote:

Fig wrote:

Straight (E) for me : we have no clue about a correct formula for the volume to apply

A box could be any shapes

what would the other formulas be?

a cube = s^3 = s*s*s = a* b* c

a rectangular box = a* b* c

Well, we could have:

o 2 rhombus

o 4 rectangles

That gives us a shape matching a,b and c (making sense) yet we can not conclude because we need the heigth and the postions of these rhombus

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KillerSquirrel wrote:

bmwhype2 wrote:

Fig wrote:

Straight (E) for me : we have no clue about a correct formula for the volume to apply

A box could be any shapes

what would the other formulas be?

a cube = s^3 = s*s*s = a* b* c

a rectangular box = a* b* c

it can be a triangle box

As well

... Indeed

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