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Posted by on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:21am.

The Great Pyramid of Cheops has a square base of 771 ft on a side and a height of 486 ft. How many rooms 25 ft x 20 ft x 8 ft would be needed to have a volume equivalent to that of the Great Pyramid’s?

  • math - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:30am

    Pyramid:

    V = (b^2 * h) / 3

    V = (594,441 * 486) / 3

    V = 96,299,442 sq. ft.

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    Room:

    V = LWH

    V = 25 * 20 * 8

    V = 4,000 sq. ft.

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    96,299,442 / 4,000 = ?________ rooms

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