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# Need help asap, ty!

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An ice box has dimensions 12x24x16 inches. It is full of shaved ice for snow cones. Each paper cone cup has a radius of 1.5 inches and a height of 5 inches. Assuming the ice does not melt and that each cup is filled completely, about how many cups can be filled?

Apr 9, 2018

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hold on im calculating

Apr 9, 2018
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i believe it is 371

Apr 9, 2018
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Do you mind explaining how you got that answer?

RainbowPanda  Apr 9, 2018
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np so i took πr2h and then i did 12*24*16 and that gave me 4608 then divided by 35.34 and got 130.390 so your answer would be 130 then

jakesplace  Apr 9, 2018
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Is that actually how you solve it....seems too easy lol

RainbowPanda  Apr 9, 2018
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The  volume of the ice box  is   12 * 24 * 16  =  4608  in^3   (1)

The  volume  of each cone  is    [ pi (1.5)^2 * 5  / 3 ]     in^3    (2)

So.....the number of cups that can be filled is  (1)  / (2)  =

4608

_______                      =   about 391  cups

[  pi (1.5)^2 * 5  / 3 ]   Apr 9, 2018
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Thanks so much! This'll be very helpful later on~ (I had already submitted my answer >.<)

RainbowPanda  Apr 9, 2018
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sorry bout that Rp

jakesplace  Apr 9, 2018