Math
posted by Karen on .
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.

What do you think?
Imagine cutting a cube in half. What will you get?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/rubix_cube.jpg 
In case you still can't get the answer. It's 2 rectangular prisms.

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