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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. It is filled with water to a height of 40 cm. A brick with a rectangular base that measures 40 cm by 20 cm and a height of 10 cm is placed in the aquarium. By how many centimeters does the water rise?
Solution
The brick has volume . The base of the aquarium has area . For every inch the water rises, the volume increases by ; therefore, when the volume increases by , the water level rises
See also
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