## Waylan has two cardboard boxes that are rectangular prisms. Each cardboard box has the same height, h, but the square bases of each cardboar

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Waylan has two cardboard boxes that are rectangular prisms. Each cardboard box has the same height, h, but the square bases of each cardboard box have different side measurements, w. He wants to find the amount of space, S, inside each box. Considering that each box has a square base, he decides to use the formula below for his calculation. The square base on Box A has a side measurement of 2 feet, and the square base on Box B has a side measurement of 0.75 of a foot. Each box has a height of 4 feet.

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Given:

2 rectangular prism.

same height

square bases

Box A     Box B

Square Base side          2 ft        0.75 ft

Height                            4 ft        4 ft

Solving for the space inside each rectangular prism, we need to find its volume.

Volume of a rectangular prism = length * width * height

Box A:

Volume = 2 ft * 2 ft * 4 ft = 16 cubic feet

Box B:

Volume = 0.75 ft * 0.75 ft * 4 ft = 2.25 cubic feet

Box A – Box B = difference in space

16 cubic feet – 2.25 cubic feet = 13.75 cubic feet

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