How many 0.5 cm × 0.5 cm × 0.5 cm cubes are needed to completely fill a rectangular prism measuring 4 cm × 3 cm × 3 cm?

hatchet288
Jun 9, 2018

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Since we need to find how many 0.5cm*0.5cm*0.5cm cubes are needed to fit a rectangular prism measuring 4cm*3cm*3cm, we can divide both, to find the total number of 0.5cm*0.5cm*0.5cm cubes needed.

So, we have: \(\frac{4*3*3}{0.5*0.5*0.5}\), converting all of the 05's to a fraction, we have/get: \(\frac{4*3*3}{\frac{1}{2}*\frac{1}{2}*\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{36}{\frac{1}{8}}=36*8=\boxed{288}\) cubes.

tertre
Jun 9, 2018

#1**+2 **

Best Answer

Since we need to find how many 0.5cm*0.5cm*0.5cm cubes are needed to fit a rectangular prism measuring 4cm*3cm*3cm, we can divide both, to find the total number of 0.5cm*0.5cm*0.5cm cubes needed.

So, we have: \(\frac{4*3*3}{0.5*0.5*0.5}\), converting all of the 05's to a fraction, we have/get: \(\frac{4*3*3}{\frac{1}{2}*\frac{1}{2}*\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{36}{\frac{1}{8}}=36*8=\boxed{288}\) cubes.

tertre
Jun 9, 2018

#2**+2 **

.... soooo ... a BUNCH of them.....but they will all fit in to your jean pocket.....unless you are wearing those 'skinny jeans'.....

ElectricPavlov
Jun 9, 2018