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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ360
Sarin has a rectangular tank with a base area of 500 cm2 and a height of 60 cm that contains some water. When some identical cubes are put into it, it becomes 5/6 filled. Each identical cube has sides of 5 cm. He then removes all the cubes and the tank is 2/3 filled with water only.
(a) What is the volume of water in the tank?
(b) How many cubes has he put into the tank at first?
The tank is rectangular with base area of 500 cm2
Only the water level (height) changes per the fraction when with and without cubes
From the model
6 units = 60
1 unit = 10 cm
The volume of the total cubes = 10 × 500 = 5000
The volume of each cubes = 5 × 5 × 5 = 125 cm3
The number of 5-cm cubes used = 5000 ÷ 125 = 40
Do note that the height dufferent is the multiple of 5cm