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Salim built a rectangualr prism with a length of 5 inches, a width of 4 inches, and a height of 3 inches. Would the prism Natalie built with a length of 3 inches, a width of 4 inches, and a height of 5 inches have the same volume or a different volume than Salim's prism? Explain

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asked 2020-12-17
Salim built a rectangualr prism with a length of 5 inches, a width of 4 inches, and a height of 3 inches. Would the prism Natalie built with a length of 3 inches, a width of 4 inches, and a height of 5 inches have the same volume or a different volume than Salim's prism? Explain

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2020-12-18
Yes, they have the same volume. Because the volume of a rectangular prism is the product of its dimensions and by the Commutative Property of Multiplication, the order in which we multiply the numbers does not affect the product.
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