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==Problem==
 
==Problem==
An aquarium has a rectangular base that measures <math>100</math> cm by <math>40</math> cm and has a height of <math>50</math> cm. The aquarium is tilled with water to a  depth of <math>37</math> cm. A rock with volume <math>1000\text{cm}^3</math> is then placed in the aquarium and completely submerged. By how many centimeters does the water level rise?  
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An aquarium has a rectangular base that measures <math>100</math> cm by <math>40</math> cm and has a height of <math>50</math> cm. The aquarium is filled with water to a  depth of <math>37</math> cm. A rock with volume <math>1000\text{cm}^3</math> is then placed in the aquarium and completely submerged. By how many centimeters does the water level rise?  
  
 
<math> \textbf{(A)}\ 0.25\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 0.5\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 1.25\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 2.5 </math>
 
<math> \textbf{(A)}\ 0.25\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 0.5\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 1.25\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 2.5 </math>
  
==Solution==
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==Super Easy Solution==
The water level will rise <math>1</math>cm for every <math>100 \cdot 40 = 4000\text{cm}^2</math>. Since <math>1000</math> is <math>\frac{1}{4}</math> of <math>4000</math>, the water will rise <math>\frac{1}{4}\cdot1 = \textbf{(A)}\ 0.25</math>
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The water level will rise <math>1</math>cm for every <math>100 \cdot 40 = 4000\text{cm}^2</math>. Since <math>1000</math> is <math>\frac{1}{4}</math> of <math>4000</math>, the water will rise <math>\frac{1}{4}\cdot1 = \boxed{\textbf{(A)}\ 0.25}</math>
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==See Also==
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{{AMC8 box|year=2006|n=II|num-b=20|num-a=22}}
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Revision as of 14:52, 19 October 2020

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 Easy 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)
Preceded by
Problem 20
Followed by
Problem 22
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