Rectangular Prism Volume Application

by Heidi Hickman

| 5 Questions1

1

A box of kitty litter is 5 inches wide, 4.5 inches long, and 12 inches high. If the box is half full, how many cubic inches are left in the box?

(hint: find total volume first)

2

1

A rectangular prism kiddie pool is 7 feet wide, 6 feet long, and 10 feet tall. When the day started the pool was completely full of water. After 3 hours, the water level had decreased by 1.5 feet. What would be the volume of water in the kiddie pool after 3 hours.

(hint: Which dimension would relate to water level? This must be decreased first.)

3

1

The volume of a rectantgular prism is 1025 cubic centimeters. If the length is 5 cm and the width is 10 cm, find the height of the prism.

(hint: Start with you formula, fill in what information you have and work from there)

4

1

Janice has a raised sand box in her backyard that is shaped like a rectangular prism. It has the dimensions of 6 feet by 3 yards by 1.75 yards. If sand costs $12 per cubic yard, how much will it cost for Janice to fill her sandbox?

(hint: all dimensions must be in yards first)

5

1

Barry has a rectangular prism shaped garden with the following dimensions, 4 feet by 2.5 feet by 2 feet. If soil costs $5.75 per cubic foot, how much will is cost for Barry to fill his garden with soil?

(hint: find volume in cubic feet first)

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