Math (Sorry, Forgot to add Part B)
posted by Robert on .
The Pleasant Valley Library is moving to a larger building. To get ready for the move, the staff is packing all of the books into boxes. The library owns 35,000 books. On average, each book measures 8 inches by 10 inches by 2 inches. Each box measures 2 feet by 2.5 feet by 1.5 feet.
A) About how many boxes will it take to store all of the books? Round to the nearest box.
The library uses a truck to carry the boxes of books to the new location. The cargo space in the truck measures 1.5 yards by 4 yards by 2.5 yards. How many trips will it take for the truck to carry all the books to the new building?
Please post what you've done to solve these problems. We'll be glad to help you then.
For Part A:
I multiplied 2*3*2= 12 feet
Then I multiplied 10*8*2=160 feet
Then I divided 35000 by 13 and got 2692.3, then I rounded it to 2, 692. Is this right?
I really don't understand this one. I tried but I just can't get the answer.