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Elliot has a modern fish tank that is in the shape of an oblique prism, shown below. Homework Help ✎


  1. If the slant of the prism makes a  angle with the flat surface on which the prism is placed, find the volume of water the tank can hold. Assume that each base is a rectangle.

Use a special right triangle to find the height of the parallelogram.
For help, see the Math Notes box in Lesson 5.3.1.

Find the height of the parallelogram:

linear scale factor =

Find the volume:

  1. If Elliot has fish, how crowded are the fish? That is, what is the density of fish, measured in number of fish per cubic inch?

  2. What is the density of fish in Elliot’s tank in fish per cubic foot?