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Volume of a rectangular prism: word problem

Example: Mario has a fish tank that a right rectangular prism with base 15.6 cm by 7 cm. The bottom of the tank is filled with marbles, and the tank is filled with water to a height of 6.4 cm. When the marbles are removed, the water level drops to a height of 5.9 cm. What is the volume of water displaced by the marbles?

Example: An exotic is placed in a rectangular aquarium that has a length of 75 cm and a width of 35 cm. If the water level rises 2 cm when the fish is placed in the aquarium, what is the volume of the fish?

Example: A water tank is 12 feet high, 5 feet long, and 9 feet wide. A solid metal box which is 7 feet high, 4 feet long, and 8 feet wide is sitting at the bottom of the tank. The tank is filled with water. What is the volume of the water in the tank?

Example: A can of whipped cream is a cylinder 3.5 inches in diameter and 5.25 inches high with a round top that is 1/2 of a sphere. If the contents are 1/2 compressed gas and 1/2 cream, what is the volume of whipped cream in the can?

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