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Mia's Mathematical Mishap


Best Answer bonanova, 21 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:07 AM

Mia needed to calculate the volume of a rectangular room. She multiplied the length andthe width correctly but the width had been incorrectly written down, it was one-third larger than it should have been. To make up for this, she lowered the height by one-third, then multiplied it on. She figured this was okay since the width was equal to the height. She then found her volume was off by 20 cubic meters. Why was Mia wrong, and what
was the actual volume?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:57 AM   Best Answer

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