Question 116139: A solid metal cube of side 6 inches is placed in a rectangular tank whose length, width, and height are 1, 2, and 3 feet. What is the volume, in cubic units, of water that the tank can now hold?
You can put this solution on YOUR website! Originally the tank had a volume of 6 (1 ft x 2 ft x 3 ft) cubic feet.
The metal cube takes up 1/8 (1/2 ft x 1/2 ft x 1/2 ft) cubic feet.
The tank can now hold 5 7/8 (6-1/8) cubic feet.