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Students conducted a study of different sized containers and found that the box shown held 240 blocks. What is the empirical ratio of blocks per cubic inch?A. 120 blocks per cubic inchB. 2 blocks per cubic inchC. 0.5 blocks per cubic inchD. 240 blocks per cubic inch

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Answer:   B.  2 blocks per cubic inchStep-by-step explanation:The volume in cubic inches is the product of the dimensions in inches. The ratio of blocks per cubic inch is found by dividing the number blocks by the number of cubic inches. (Effectively, "per" means "divided by".)   (240 blocks)/((6 in)(4 in)(5 in)) = 240/120 blocks/in³ = 2 blocks/in³