### All ISEE Upper Level Quantitative Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Find The Volume Of A Right Rectangular Prism With Fractional Edge Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.6.G.A.2

A large crate in the shape of a rectangular prism has dimensions 5 feet by 4 feet by 12 feet. Give its volume in *cubic yards*.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Explanation:

Divide each dimension by 3 to convert feet to yards, then multiply the three dimensions together:

Which is the greater quantity?

(A) The volume of a rectangular solid ten inches by twenty inches by fifteen inches

(B) The volume of a cube with sidelength sixteen inches

**Possible Answers:**

(B) is greater

(A) and (B) are equal

It is impossible to determine which is greater from the information given

(A) is greater

**Correct answer:**

(B) is greater

Explanation:

The volume of a rectangular solid ten inches by twenty inches by fifteen inches is

cubic inches.

The volume of a cube with sidelength 13 inches is

cubic inches.

This makes (B) greater

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