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February 7, 2014



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

The dimensions of a rectangular solid are 4 inches, 5 inches, and 8 inches. If a cube, a side of which is equal to one of the dimensions of the rectangular solid, is placed entirely within the rectangular solid, what the ratio of the volume of the cube to the volume within the rectangular solid that is not occupied by the cube?
(A) 2:3
(B) 2:5
(C) 5:16
(D) 25:7
(E) 32:25


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Need more work in this area? Check out the Geometry: Challenge set of (100) practice problems.There is also a full chapter covering Solids in Total GMAT Math. It includes additional practice problems, as well.

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