# Given a volume, how to find the height of a box?

• Nov 15th 2011, 06:11 AM
bartholomew
Given a volume, how to find the height of a box?
Hi all,

Not sure which FORUM this should be posted to, geometry or calculus.

Anyway, the question/problem is as below:

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The volume of the box in cubic metres is 20 times the height in metres.

$V = 20hm^3$

Find the value of h?

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Am very lost, how do I find the value of h?
• Nov 15th 2011, 06:29 AM
earboth
Re: Given a volume, how to find the height of a box?
Quote:

Originally Posted by bartholomew
Hi all,

Not sure which FORUM this should be posted to, geometry or calculus.

Anyway, the question/problem is as below:

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The volume of the box in cubic metres is 20 times the height in metres.

$V = 20hm^3$

Find the value of h?

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Am very lost, how do I find the value of h?

We can assume that the base area of the box has a value of 20 mē

$V = 20hm^3~\implies~h=\frac V{(20 m^2)}\ \text{m}$

The dimension of the result is in metres.