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The width, length, and height of a rectangular prism are each increased by 10%. What is the percent increase in the volume of the prism? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

Aug 24, 2020

We can solve this problem by assuming that all the side lengths are equal to 10. With the increase, all of them are 11. Finding the volume of both prisms gives us 1000 and 1331 respectively. Dividing the difference by the original gives us $$\frac{331}{1000}$$ or 33% increase.