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10-6.

A rectangular prism has a cylindrical hole removed, as shown at right.  A rectangular prism, labeled as follows: front bottom edge, 5 cm, right side bottom edge, 2 cm, right side back edge, labeled 6 cm.  A dashed cylinder, with solid, top circle, in center of top side, in center of prism.

 

  1. If the length of the radius of the cylindrical hole is cm, find the volume of the solid.

  2. What could this geometric figure represent? That is, if it were a model for something that exists in the world, what might it be? Also, how might you change it to make it a better model?