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?

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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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 ]

CPhill
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