Posted by **Karen** on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:37pm.

Reasoning Janice said that if you cut a cube into two parts you form 2 smaller cubes. Ling said that 2 rectangular prisms are formed. Who is correct? Explain.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:40pm
What do you think?

Imagine cutting a cube in half. What will you get?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/rubix_cube.jpg

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**Joey**, Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:22am
In case you still can't get the answer. It's 2 rectangular prisms.

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**Joey**, Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:24am
Reasoning being:

Imagine a cube with all height, width and depth of 4. The volume would be equal to 4x4x4=64

now if you cut that cube in half, you get a volume of 32 or.. 4x4x2. That area is not cubic (cubic areas are always x^3). So it must be rectangular

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