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Approximately 90 percent of the volume of a certain cube that is floating in a tank of water is beneath the surface. If 6.4 cubic centimeters of the cube is above the surface of the water, what is the approximate length, in centimeters, of an edge of the cube?

A. 10
B. 8
C. 6
D. 4
E. 2


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6.4 = volume above water surface = (100-90% = 10% of cubic volume.)

Total volume = 64 = a^3 where a is side of cube.

a= 4
D is answer.

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gvij2017 wrote:
6.4 = volume above water surface = (100-90% = 10% of cubic volume.)

Total volume = 64 = a^3 where a is side of cube.

a= 8
B is answer.


Please check a must be = 4
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Approximately 90 percent of the volume of a certain cube that is floating in a tank of water is beneath the surface. If 6.4 cubic centimeters of the cube is above the surface of the water, what is the approximate length, in centimeters, of an edge of the cube?

A. 10
B. 8
C. 6
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E. 2


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10% of cube volume = 6.4

Volume of Cube = \(Side^3\)

i.e. \((10/100)*a^3 = 6.4\)

i.e. \(a^3 = 64\)
i.e. a ≈ 4

Answer: Option D
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Bunuel wrote:
Approximately 90 percent of the volume of a certain cube that is floating in a tank of water is beneath the surface. If 6.4 cubic centimeters of the cube is above the surface of the water, what is the approximate length, in centimeters, of an edge of the cube?

A. 10
B. 8
C. 6
D. 4
E. 2


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area of exposed part of cube
10/100 * x = 6.4
x = 64
x is area so x ^3 = 64 ; x= 4 ( edge length)
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gvij2017 wrote:
6.4 = volume above water surface = (100-90% = 10% of cubic volume.)

Total volume = 64 = a^3 where a is side of cube.

a= 8
B is answer.


Please check a must be = 4
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Bunuel wrote:
Approximately 90 percent of the volume of a certain cube that is floating in a tank of water is beneath the surface. If 6.4 cubic centimeters of the cube is above the surface of the water, what is the approximate length, in centimeters, of an edge of the cube?

A. 10
B. 8
C. 6
D. 4
E. 2




We see that 6.4 cubic cm of the cube is 10% of the volume of the cube. Therefore, the volume of the entire cube is 64 cubic cm, and hence its edge is 3^√64 = 4.

Answer: D
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