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- Nov 18th 2012, 05:13 AM #1
## air problem

How much air is enclosed in a tent with a rectangular base 4m by 2.7m

if the height is 5m?

the problem above has an answer from the book that has no solution shown and its answer is 18m^3...

but my answer is 54m^3 since l x w x h = formula of volume

- Nov 18th 2012, 05:25 AM #2

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## Re: air problem

Hello, rcs!

How much air is enclosed in a tent with a rectangular base 4m by 2.7m if the height is 5m?

The book's answer 18 m^{3}.

But my answer is 54m^{3}.

You assumed that the tent is a rectangular "box".

If that were true, they could have described awith those dimensions.*room*

Why mention a "tent"?

I assumed it was a "traditional" tent shape.

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The only way that the volume could be 18 m^{3}

. . is if the tent is awith a rectangular base.*pyramid*

The problem is badly worded.

It should have stated theof the tent.*shape*

*Bad problem! .Bad! .Go to your room!*

- Nov 18th 2012, 06:01 AM #4

- Nov 18th 2012, 06:23 AM #5