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The volume of a cube is 64

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The volume of a cube is 64. [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2017, 07:59
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The volume of a cube is 64. Which quantity is greater?

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the base of the cube
32


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.


How to find the "The area of the base of the cube" ?

Any idea?
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Re: The volume of a cube is 64. [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2017, 13:01
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The volume of a cube is \(S^3 = 64\), which means that one side of the cube is the cube root of 64. So \(S=4\) See here for reference http://www.mathopenref.com/cubevolume.html

The base of a cube actually is a square so the area is \(4*4=16\)

The answer is B

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The volume of a cube is 64 [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2018, 10:29
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The volume of a cube is 64

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the base of the cube
32


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: The volume of a cube is 64 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2018, 16:48
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answer: B
The volume of a cube is a^3 when sides of the cube is a.
a^3 = 64 = 4^3. a is 4
The area of the base of the cube is a^2 = 4^2 = 16

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Does it mean B>A?
Area of base = 16 (4*4)
B = 32 (4*8)

I picked B. Can anyone help?
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Re: The volume of a cube is 64 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2018, 02:50
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You are right the answer is B.

the area of the base is 16 and quantity B is 32

B is the answer
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HarveyKlaus wrote:
The volume of a cube is 64. Which quantity is greater?

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the base of the cube
32


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.


How to find the "The area of the base of the cube" ?

Any idea?
Thanks


In a cube, all sides have the SAME length.
So, let's say that each side has length x
Image

Volume of a cube = (side length)³
So, we can write: x³ = 64
Solve to get: x = 4

So, we have: Image

Since all 6 faces of a cube are identical, it doesn't matter which face we use to calculate the area.
We need only recognize that each face is a SQUARE

Area of a SQUARE= (side length)²
So, the area of the base = 4² = 16

We get:
Quantity A: 16
Quantity B: 32

Answer: B

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Re: The volume of a cube is 64 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2019, 02:25
The volume of a cube is 64. Which quantity is greater?

As formula of the volume of a cube is X^3.
Here X^3 = 64 =4^3
So X is 4.
The area of the base of the cube is X^2 => 4^2 => 16
So ans is B.
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