Author
Message
TAGS:
CEO

Joined: 21 Jan 2007

Posts: 2770

Location: New York City

Followers: 6

Kudos [? ]:
215
[0 ] , given: 4

What is the volume of a box with sides a,b, c? 1. a=12/bc 2. [#permalink ]
19 Oct 2007, 07:22

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct

0% (00:00) wrong

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

SVP

Joined: 01 May 2006

Posts: 1816

Followers: 8

Kudos [? ]:
87
[0 ] , given: 0

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

A box could be any shapes

VP

Joined: 08 Jun 2005

Posts: 1157

Followers: 6

Kudos [? ]:
110
[0 ] , given: 0

Hello Fig

shouldn't the answer be (A)

since A=12/BC then ABC = 12

SVP

Joined: 01 May 2006

Posts: 1816

Followers: 8

Kudos [? ]:
87
[0 ] , given: 0

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

VP

Joined: 08 Jun 2005

Posts: 1157

Followers: 6

Kudos [? ]:
110
[0 ] , given: 0

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

Thanks again

CEO

Joined: 21 Jan 2007

Posts: 2770

Location: New York City

Followers: 6

Kudos [? ]:
215
[0 ] , given: 4

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

Director

Joined: 26 Feb 2006

Posts: 908

Followers: 3

Kudos [? ]:
36
[0 ] , given: 0

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.

VP

Joined: 08 Jun 2005

Posts: 1157

Followers: 6

Kudos [? ]:
110
[0 ] , given: 0

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

SVP

Joined: 01 May 2006

Posts: 1816

Followers: 8

Kudos [? ]:
87
[0 ] , given: 0

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

SVP

Joined: 01 May 2006

Posts: 1816

Followers: 8

Kudos [? ]:
87
[0 ] , given: 0

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

Similar topics
Author
Replies
Last post
Similar Topics:

5
Sides of box have areas of 91, 39, 21. What is the volume?
jamesphw
5
02 Dec 2013, 19:06

1
What is the volume of a cardboard box with sides a, b, and
brokerbevo
13
19 Sep 2008, 19:19

What is the volume of a cardboard box with sides a, b, and
Amit05
1
30 Nov 2007, 08:40

What is the volume of a tetrahedron with side length 2?
GMATT73
3
08 Sep 2006, 07:25

If, what is the value of ab/c? (1) a = 3! 2! and c = 2! 1!
MA
4
13 Dec 2004, 00:30