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When 16 cubic meters of water are poured into an empty cubic container

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When 16 cubic meters of water are poured into an empty cubic container, it fills the container to 25 percent of its capacity. What is the length of one edge of the container, in meters?


A. \(2\sqrt{2}\)

B. 4

C. \(4\sqrt{2}\)

D. 8

E. 16

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16 cubic meters = 25% of total capacity.

Total capacity = 64 cubic meters.
Volume = side^3 = 64.
Side = 4.

B is the answer

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Bunuel wrote:
When 16 cubic meters of water are poured into an empty cubic container, it fills the container to 25 percent of its capacity. What is the length of one edge of the container, in meters?


A. \(2\sqrt{2}\)

B. 4

C. \(4\sqrt{2}\)

D. 8

E. 16


volume 16 m3 fills 1/4 of cubic container
or say
x/4 = 16
x^3=64
x=4
IMO B
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Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
When 16 cubic meters of water are poured into an empty cubic container, it fills the container to 25 percent of its capacity. What is the length of one edge of the container, in meters?


A. \(2\sqrt{2}\)

B. 4

C. \(4\sqrt{2}\)

D. 8

E. 16


volume 16 m3 fills 1/4 of cubic container
or say
x/4 = 16
x=64
x=4
IMO B


Hey Archit3110, The highlighted portion should be \(x^3\) :)
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