ConceptSurface Areas and Volumes Examples and Solutions

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A cistern, internally measuring 150 cm × 120 cm × 110 cm, has 129600 cm^{3} of water in it. Porous bricks are placed in the water until the cistern is full to the brim. Each brick absorbs one-seventeenth of its own volume of water. How many bricks can be put in without overflowing the water, each brick being 22.5 cm × 7.5 cm × 6.5 cm?

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