High School Math : How to find the length of an edge of a cube

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Length Of An Edge Of A Cube

Our backyard pool holds 10,000 gallons.  Its average depth is 4 feet deep and it is 10 feet long.  If there are 7.48 gallons in a cubic foot, how wide is the pool? 

Possible Answers:

100 ft  

30 ft  

7.48 ft  

133 ft  

 33  ft   

Correct answer:

 33  ft   

Explanation:

There are 7.48 gallons in cubic foot. Set up a ratio:

1 ft3 / 7.48 gallons = x cubic feet / 10,000 gallons

Pool Volume = 10,000 gallons = 10,000 gallons * (1 ft3/ 7.48 gallons) = 1336.9 ft3

Pool Volume = 4ft x 10 ft x WIDTH = 1336.9 cubic feet

Solve for WIDTH:

4 ft x 10 ft x WIDTH = 1336.9 cubic feet

WIDTH = 1336.9 / (4 x 10) = 33.4 ft

Example Question #1 : Cubes

A cube has a volume of 64cm3. What is the area of one side of the cube?

Possible Answers:

16cm

16cm2

4cm2

16cm3

4cm

Correct answer:

16cm2

Explanation:

The cube has a volume of 64cm3, making the length of one edge 4cm (4 * 4 * 4 = 64).

So the area of one side is 4 * 4 = 16cm2

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Length Of An Edge Of A Cube

Given that the suface area of a cube is 72, find the length of one of its sides. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The standard equation for surface area is 

where  denotes side length. Rearrange the equation in terms of  to find the length of a side with the given surface area:

Example Question #571 : Geometry

Find the length of an edge of the following cube:

Length_of_edge

The volume of the cube is .

 

 

Possible Answers:

 

 

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for the volume of a cube is

,

where  is the length of the edge of a cube.

Plugging in our values, we get:

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Length Of An Edge Of A Cube

Find the length of an edge of the following cube:

Length_of_edge

The volume of the cube is .

Possible Answers:

 

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for the volume of a cube is

,

where  is the length of the edge of a cube.

Plugging in our values, we get:

Example Question #573 : Geometry

What is the length of an edge of a cube that has a surface area of 54?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The surface area of a cube can be determined using the following equation:

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