# Two Boxes

Pro Problems > Math > Geometry > Solids > Prisms and Cylinders## Two Boxes

A box (rectangular prism) is twice as tall as it is long, and it is a third as long as it is wide. If the box was filled with sand four times, and each time dumped into a second box that was 12 inches by 24 inches by 8 inches, the second box would be full. What are the first box's dimensions?

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