Posted by **Help plz** on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 9:48pm.

Describe one real object with the given shape. Explain why you might want to find the volume of the object.

Triangular prism

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 9:53pm
What does this look like to you?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://forum.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_2707442.gif&imgrefurl=http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D155763%26sid%3D91fd5d3786dca92d9fe703fb7ae36bd7&h=346&w=285&sz=4&tbnid=ZwXsMzaxChy2mM:&tbnh=247&tbnw=204&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtriangular%2Bprism&zoom=1&q=triangular+prism&hl=en&usg=__5W-OxemNiSSIQEhKfqcY9vAGFfI=&sa=X&ei=yw1rTYHAN4LZgAeAtOjLCg&sqi=2&ved=0CCQQ9QEwAQ

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**Help plz**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 9:59pm
A roof

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 10:04pm
Yes. It also looks like a pup tent to me.

I can think of reasons to want to figure the volume of an attic/ roof and also a pup tent.

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**Help plz**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 10:06pm
Could a reason to be like of you wanted to paint a roof you could find the volume to know how much paint you would need?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 10:17pm
The **volume** wouldn't tell you what you needed to paint the roof. You'd need the **area** of the roof to find the amount of paint needed.

But if you consider the attic floor, then you might want to know the volume to find how much room you'd have to store stuff.

The volume of the tent would give you the cubic feet of space in the tent.

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