To get the volume of a prism, let's use the Cavalieri principle (Italian mathematician, 1598 - 1697), which generalizes the concept of volume to various solids. Given two solids with the same height and a plane, if every plane, parallel to, intersects the solids and determines sections of the same area, the solids have equal volumes: If 1 is a rectangular rectangle, then V 2 = A B h.

If 3 cats kill 3 mice in 3 minutes, how long will it take 100 cats to kill 100 mice? a) 1 minute b) 3 minutes c) 30 minutes d) 100 minutes Answer It will only take 3 minutes as each cat kills 1 rat in 3 minutes. <