A shipping container in the shape of a right rectangular prism has a length of 16 feet, a width of 8 feet, and a height of 4.5 feet. The container is completely filled with contents that weigh, on average, 0.50 pound per cubic foot. What is the weight, in pounds, of the contents in the container? A) 72 pounds B) 144 pounds C) 288 pounds D) 576 pounds

Accepted Solution

Answer:The weight of the contents in the container is [tex]288\ lb[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:step 1Find the volume of the containerThe volume is equal to[tex]V=LWH[/tex]substitute the values[tex]V=(16)(8)(4.5)=576\ ft^{3}[/tex]step 2Multiply the volume of the container by [tex]0.50\frac{lb}{ft^{3}}[/tex] to obtain the weight of the contents in the container[tex]576(0.50)=288\ lb[/tex]