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Calculating Volumes with Confidence

September 28, 2015

We can now calculate the volume of prisms, cones and pyramids.  Today we took small containers and measured them.  We then calculated how many times we could fill the small one with water and empty it into the big container without overflowing it.
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pyramids and cones can be dumped three times into the prism with the same base and height dimensions.

We used two cylindrical containers next, and to prove how confident we were, someone sat beneath the container being filled.  These are the moments where you want to triple check your calculations!

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