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Stories to Tell! Answers to Find!
Solve the following story problems. Write the equation you would need to find the volume of
each object. Solve the problem and show your work. Circle your final answer. Use cubes or
draw pictures to help you visualize the volume. Don’t forget your unit labels.

1. Jill wants to fill a box with popcorn and send it to her brother. Her box is 40 x 30 x50
centimeters. How much popcorn can Jill send to her brother?
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2. Jack just bought a new fish tank and two new angelfish. The new fish tank measures 24 in.
long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches tall. How much water can his fish tank hold?
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3. Tommy wants to fill a rectangular swimming pool with blue Jello and have a pool party. If
his pool is 40 feet on the sides and 5 feet deep, how much Jello will he have in his pool?
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4. How much sand would Suzy need to fill a sandbox that is 6 x 7 feet and 6 inches deep?
(CAUTION: Notice that some measurements are in feet and other are in inches… What do
you have to do to get the correct measurements?)
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5. Jerry wants to build new front steps on his house made out of concrete. He needs to build
three steps. The top step measures 3 feet wide and 11 inches long, the middle step
measures 3 feet wide and 22 inches long, and the bottom step measures 3 feet wide and 33
inches long. Each step is 7 inches tall. How much concrete will Jerry need to build his steps?
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6. Mr. Greejeans wants to put new plants in four different sized planters. The small planter is 6
inches2 and 6 inches deep. The medium planter is 9 inches2 and 6 inches deep. The large
planter is 12 inches2 and 6 inches deep. The extra-large planter is 2 feet long, 1-foot wide
and 6 inches deep. How much potting soil does Mr. Greenjeans need to fill all four planters?
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