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How much dirt is in a hole that is 6 feet by 6 feet by 4 feet?

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2009-06-28 20:22:34
2009-06-28 20:22:34

This is a trick question, a riddle. There is NO dirt in the hole because you made the hole by taking all the dirt out. For the record, the amount of dirt that was taken out of the ground to make the hole is 6 x 6 x 4 = 144 ft3.

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