Jan has a 18X18X12 inch gift box that needs to be placed carefully into a 2X2X2ft shipping carton, surrounded by packing peanuts.
a. How many 1-cubic-foot bags of peanuts does Jan need to buy?
b. Jan opens one bag of peanuts and spreads them evenly on the bottom of the shipping carton. What is the resulting depth of the peanuts?
c. Jan centers the square base of the gift box on the peanut layer,pours in another bag of peanuts, and spreads them evenly around. Now how deep are the peanuts?
d. Explain why the third bag of peanuts will cover the gift box.