Mark and Suzie are using a bucket to empty their flooded basement. Each bucket holds five cubic feet of water and it takes 112 full buckets to completely empty all the water from the basement. If the basement is 14 feet wide and 20 feet long, how deep was the water when Mark and Suzie began their task?

Guest Jan 28, 2021

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Best Answer

5 ft^{3} / bucket * 112 buckets = 560 ft^{3}

560 ft^{3} = 14 ft x 20 ft x d ft d = 560/(14*20) = 2 ft deep

( ya know those buckets each weigh about 320 pounds ! )

Guest Jan 28, 2021