# I need help with this math problem..

• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:07 PM
eh501
I need help with this math problem..
A planned building was going to be 100 feet long, 75 feet deep, and 30 feet high. The owner decides to increase the volume of the building by 10% without changing the dimensions of the depth and the height. What will be the new length of this building?

What do i do here?
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:09 PM
colby2152
Quote:

Originally Posted by eh501
A planned building was going to be 100 feet long, 75 feet deep, and 30 feet high. The owner decides to increase the volume of the building by 10% without changing the dimensions of the depth and the height. What will be the new length of this building?

What do i do here?

\$\displaystyle V=LWH\$

\$\displaystyle V=100*75*30 \Rightarrow 225000\$

110% of volume is: \$\displaystyle 1.1V = 247500\$

We want to change only the length of the building so: \$\displaystyle 247500=75*30*L\$

I think you can solve the last part.(Handshake)
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:19 PM
eh501
Wait why 110%?
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:31 PM
colby2152
Quote:

Originally Posted by eh501
Wait why 110%?

Increasing by 10% means multiplying something by 110% or 1.1.
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:39 PM
eh501
How many math problems can i post in one thread?
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:40 PM
colby2152
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Originally Posted by eh501
How many math problems can i post in one thread?

• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:42 PM
eh501
Even if i have like 20 other questions? lol
• Jan 22nd 2008, 05:37 PM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by eh501
Even if i have like 20 other questions? lol

Yes, "lol." See rule #15 here.

-Dan