Alex A.

asked • 09/14/15

Please answer this word problem! With solutions and explanation would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

The height of a box is twice its length. The length of this box is twice its width. If each dimension is increased by 1 inch, the volume is increased by 71 square inches. Find the dimensions of the original box.

Jordan K.

Volume is a cubic measurement - not a square measurement.  If you're speaking of surface area then an increase of 71 square inches is a correct unit of measurement. 
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Alexander B.

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Good point: it should be 71 cubic inches.
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