Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Measurement - 9.2 Measuring Area and Volume - Exercise Set 9.2: 92

Answer

The volume of a coin is approximately one cubic centimeter.

Work Step by Step

We could melt the coin and form a cube. A cube with a volume of 1 cubic millimeter would have sides of 1 millimeter. Clearly this is too small for the volume of a coin. A cube with a volume of 1 cubic decimeter would have sides of 1 decimeter. Clearly this is too large for the volume of a coin. A cube with a volume of 1 cubic centimeter would have sides of 1 centimeter. This seems like a reasonable estimate for the volume of a coin. The volume of a coin is approximately one cubic centimeter.
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