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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

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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