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					The Aquarium
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    Manny
Fred and Ginger
 Manny was bored one summer
vacation so he went to the local pet
store. He decided to buy a pet that
was easy to take care of. Manny
didn’t want to have a pet that
required a lot of work.
Then he saw Fred and Ginger. They are
rare Mexican Walking Fish. They just
need to be fed once a day so they are
easy to take care of.
 Each Mexican Walking fish
requires 2 cubic feet of tank space
to live in. Manny decided to buy a
special tank so Fred and Ginger
can be in the same tank.
Guess what?????????????????


        Fred and Ginger
        just had 14 babies!
        Now their tank is
        too small.
Mexican walking fish care
for their young, so Manny
wants to keep them together
in one tank. He wants to
build a new tank that is
similar to the old tank.
You and your team have been hired to
design the new tank. Each side of the
tank will be made of a single piece of
glass. Manny needs to keep the shape of
the aquarium the same so that it fits in
the corner of his room and his mom
doesn’t get mad.
•Build the aquarium to scale using the
cubes.

•Draw the bottom of the new tank on
the graph paper provided.

•How much water in cubic feet will the
new tank hold?
Original tank




New tank
Guess what?????????????????

 A few weeks later Manny woke up
 to find 112 more babies! Now their
 tank is way too small!
You and your team are again hired to
build the new tank.

•Can you build the aquarium to scale
using the cubes?
•Draw the bottom of the new tank on
the graph paper provided.
•How much water in cubic feet will the
new tank hold?
Fish   Cubic Feet   Area of base
Bibliography

www.fishingfury.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/axolotl-mexican-
02.jpg

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