Volume: Real-World Geometry Problems

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Jenna is putting gravel on her driveway. She wants a layer of gravel 1 inch thick over a driveway that measures 10 feet by 120 feet. Jenna's pickup truck has a bed that can hold 5 feet by 10 feet by 1 foot of gravel. How many trips will Jenna have to make to bring back all the gravel she needs?

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1. The baggage compartment of a bus is 30 feet long by 5 feet high by 10 feet wide. If the bus holds 40 passengers, and each passenger gets an exactly equal amount of space in the baggage compartment, how much space does each person get?

2. Marcus is stacking boxes in his trunk. He fits in three boxes that measure 3 feet by 2 feet by 1.5 feet, and two boxes that measure 1 feet by 5 feet by 6 inches. If these boxes completely fill his trunk with no space left over, what is the volume of his trunk in cubic feet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you can recall about volume geometry problems with this worksheet/quiz. Multiple-choice questions ask you to solve problems involving measurements and calcuations with cubic feet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to solve geometry problems involving the following scenarios:

  • Boxes stacked in a trunk
  • Cost of water after the price is raised by cubic feet
  • Number of oranges that can fit into a crate

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve volume geometry practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the space necessary for the storage of passengers baggage given specific values and the volume of a trunk measured in cubic feet
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amount you would have to pay for water per cubic feet after it was raised by five cents

Additional Learning

Try the accompanying lesson named Volume: Real-World Geometry Problems for more on the following topics:

  • Volume definition
  • The volume of a rectangular prism
  • Measurement of soda cans for a party
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