A hardware supplier has designed a series of six plastic containers with lids where each container (after the first) can be placed into the next larger one for storage purposes. The containers are rectangular boxes, and the dimensions of the largest one are 120 cm by 60 cm by 50 cm. The dimension of each container is decreased by 10 percent with respect to the next larger one.
Determine the volume of each container, and the volume of all the containers. Write your answers in litres (one litre = 1000 cm3).
Is it 10% from each dimension or from the volume? Hard to figure out from the problem.
If from the each dimension then:
V 1= 50x 60x 120 = 360000 cm3 = 360 litres
V2=45 x 54 x 108 = 262440 cm3 = 262.4 liltres
V 3 = 40.5 x 48.6 x 97.2 = 191.3litres
V4 = 36.45 x 43.74 x 87.48 =139.4 litres
V5 = 32.81 x 39.37 x 78.74 = 101.7 litres
V6 = 29.61 x 35.47 x 70.94 =74.5 litres
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