# SOLUTION: 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 t

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems 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? Found 2 solutions by checkley71, Fombitz:Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!THE TANK HAS A VOLUME OF 1*2*3=6 FT^3 THE CUBE=.5*.5*.5=.125 FT^3 THUS THE AVAILABLE VOLUME FOR WATER IS: 6-.125=5.875 FT^3 OF WATER TO FILL THE TANK. Answer by Fombitz(13828)   (Show Source): 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.