Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Area and Volume - Exercise - Page 19: 32


3 tons

Work Step by Step

$V = l \times w \times h$ $V=5 ft \times 6 ft \times 5 ft = 150 ft^{3}$ Since the weight given is for one cubic foot, multiply by the volume to find the total weight. Multiply by the conversion factor to convert pounds to tons, $150 ft^3 \times 40\frac{lb}{ft^3} \times \frac{1 ton}{2000 lb} = 3 tons$
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