So there's two questions that I have to solve. I started solving the first one, but I didn't get how to finish it. Here's how it goes:
A basketball has a circumference of 29.5 inches. Because of this shape, we decide to put the basketballs into “cubic” boxes. How many of these boxes can we fit into a room with the dimensions of 27 ft x 27 ft 6 in x 9 ft 2 in ? Show all setups, work and round
to the nearest hundredth. (Hint: Do not take room volume divided by cube volume).
So, basically I found out the radius of the basketball (4.7in) by using the circumference formula, and then found the volume of the basketball (434.89in^3). After this I found the volume of the box (830.58in) and the volume of the room (11,761,200in^3). I am now confused how to find out how many boxes will fit into the room since you cannot take room volume divided by cube volume? Please help me Dx
The second question is almost the same but this time, there are no boxes enclosing the basketballs and it just asks how many basketballs can fit into the same room (with the same dimensions I mentioned above), and answers rounded to the nearest hundredth. This time, it says not to take room volume divided by ball volume. Please help me solve this one too! Thanks!!