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Please help. I have tried many times to come up with something after reading the material but I am completely stumped.

A cubic container, with sides of length, x inches, has a volume equal to x^3 cubic inches. The height of the container was decreased and the length was increased so that the volume is now modeled by the expression


By how many feet were the height and length changed?
(Hint: Volume = length times width times height)

  • Algebra -

    your new expression factors to

    so I would say the length was increased by 5, the width remained the same and the height was shortened by 1

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