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# The ratio of the volume of cube A to the volume of cube B is 1 to

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The ratio of the volume of cube A to the volume of cube B is 1 to $$3\sqrt{3}$$. If the diagonal of cube A is 10, what is the area of a face of cube B?

A. 10

B. 100/3

C. $$30\sqrt{3}$$

D. 100

E. $$300\sqrt{3}$$

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18 Sep 2018, 01:15
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The ratio of the volume of cube A to the volume of cube B is 1 to $$3\sqrt{3}$$. If the diagonal of cube A is 10, what is the area of a face of cube B?

A. 10

B. 100/3

C. $$30\sqrt{3}$$

D. 100

E. $$300\sqrt{3}$$

Ratio of Volume = (Ratio of Sides)^3

Given, Ratio of Volumes of A and B = 1/3√3 = 1/√27 = (Ratio of Sides)^3

i.e. Ratio of Sides = 1/√3
i.e. Diagonal of cube A / Diagonal of Cube B = 1/√3
i.e. Diagonal of Cube B = 10√3 = Side√3
i.e. Side of Cube B = 10
i.e. Area of face of Cube B = 10^2 = 100

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18 Sep 2018, 03:14
Bunuel wrote:
The ratio of the volume of cube A to the volume of cube B is 1 to $$3\sqrt{3}$$. If the diagonal of cube A is 10, what is the area of a face of cube B?

A. 10

B. 100/3

C. $$30\sqrt{3}$$

D. 100

E. $$300\sqrt{3}$$

VA:VB = 1: 3\sqrt{3}
let cube A & B have sides a & b resp.
=> \sqrt{3}a = 10
=> a = 10/\sqrt{3}
=> VA = 1000/(\sqrt{3})^3
Since VA:VB = 1:3\sqrt{3} , multiply by 1000/(\sqrt{3})^3
VB becomes 1000
=> b = 10
hence, surface area = 10*10 = 100
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21 Sep 2018, 08:01
For the diagonal of cube A it is meant the space diagonal or the face diagonal?

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21 Nov 2019, 23:20
Given the diagonal of the cube A as 10. Diagonal = a\sqrt{3} = 10 => a=10/\sqrt{3}

Asper the ratio given, 1/3*\sqrt{3} = (10/\sqrt{3})^3 / A^3

Solving we get A as 10

Surface area = A^2 = 10^2 = 100

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