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Math Puzzle for February 9, 2024

The guppies are breaching; perhaps it is time to refill the aquarium

Alameda Post - a cube aquarium filled almost to the top with water. A line goes from te lower back left corner to the upper right front corner

Above is an aquarium in the shape of a perfect cube.
A measuring stick goes from the lower back left corner to the upper right corner.
The distance from the lower back left to upper right corner is 90 centimeters.
The measuring stick emerges from the water at the 64.15 centimeters mark.
Find the volume V of the water.

V = ______ liters
(One liter = 1000 cubic centimeters.)

The first correct answer sent to [email protected] wins a gift card worth a lot of ice cream at Tucker’s Ice Cream of Alameda.

Last week’s winner was Shawn Li with V = 2000 cubic centimeters.

Jeff Smith is a former Math teacher and a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander. Reach him at [email protected].

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