A block of steel has a density of 0.29 pounds per cubic inch. If the block has dimensions of 1 inch by 1 inch by 3 inches, what is its weight?
Detailed Explanation
The volume of the block can be calculated by multiplying its length by its width by its height, or 1 times 1 times 3, which equals 3 cubic inches. The weight is the density multiplied by its volume, which is 3 cubic inches multiplied by 0.29 pounds per cubic inch, which equals 0.87 pounds.
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