2006 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 21

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Problem

An aquarium has a rectangular base that measures $100$ cm by $40$ cm and has a height of $50$ cm. The aquarium is filled with water to a depth of $37$ cm. A rock with volume $1000\text{cm}^3$ is then placed in the aquarium and completely submerged. By how many centimeters does the water level rise?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 0.25\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 0.5\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 1.25\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 2.5$

Super Hard Solution

The water level will rise $1$cm for every $100 \cdot 40 = 4000\text{cm}^2$. Since $1000$ is $\frac{1}{4}$ of $4000$, the water will rise $\frac{1}{4}\cdot1 = \boxed{\textbf{(A)}\ 0.25}$

See Also

2006 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 20
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Problem 22
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