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As seen in the first solution, we end up with <math>12x^3</math>. Taking the answer choices and dividing by <math>12</math>, we get <math>(A) 4</math>, | As seen in the first solution, we end up with <math>12x^3</math>. Taking the answer choices and dividing by <math>12</math>, we get <math>(A) 4</math>, | ||
<math>(B) 4 \frac{2}{3}</math>, <math>(C) 5 \frac{1}{3}</math>, <math>(D) 8</math>, <math>(E) 12</math> and the final answer has to equal <math>x^3</math>. The only answer choice that works is <math>(D)</math>. | <math>(B) 4 \frac{2}{3}</math>, <math>(C) 5 \frac{1}{3}</math>, <math>(D) 8</math>, <math>(E) 12</math> and the final answer has to equal <math>x^3</math>. The only answer choice that works is <math>(D)</math>. | ||
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Contents
Problem
A rectangular box has integer side lengths in the ratio . Which of the following could be the volume of the box?
Solution
Let the smallest side length be . Then the volume is . If , then
Solution 2
As seen in the first solution, we end up with . Taking the answer choices and dividing by , we get , , , , and the final answer has to equal . The only answer choice that works is .
See Also
2016 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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