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    Rectangular Prism - Wire Frame

    This question may have one, two, three or four correct answers.
    A frame in the shape of a rectangular prism is made from 24 cm of wire. Each side length is a whole number of centimetres. Which of the following volumes is possible?

    A. 4 cm^3
    B. 6 cm^3
    C. 8 cm^3
    D. 12 cm^3

    Please guide me through this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeKiara View Post
    This question may have one, two, three or four correct answers.
    A frame in the shape of a rectangular prism is made from 24 cm of wire. Each side length is a whole number of centimetres. Which of the following volumes is possible?

    A. 4 cm^3
    B. 6 cm^3
    C. 8 cm^3
    D. 12 cm^3

    Please guide me through this problem.
    To start with, draw a picture.

    Think of some lengths that could be the dimensions of the prism.

    See if you can find the volume of the prism using those dimensions.
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    Well, I can see options B and C are possible so far. That is my answer. What do you think?
    Last edited by JadeKiara; July 6th 2009 at 03:09 AM.
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