Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - 5.4 Factor and Solve Polynomial Equations - 5.4 Exercises - Problem Solving - Page 359: 65b


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Work Step by Step

For all 3 solids, the volume is the product of their height, width and length. Thus for Solid I: $a\cdot a\cdot(a-b)=a^2(a-b)$. for Solid II: $a\cdot b\cdot(a-b)=ab(a-b)$. for Solid III: $b\cdot b\cdot(a-b)=b^2(a-b)$.
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