# Question

I totally understand that it is trying to test  “air can be compressed to a certain extent.”

The 130cm3 of air after being compressed into container A or B, its volume changes to 100cm3 in container A or 120cm3 in container B.

The container can only contain a fixed maximum volume of air as the container is solid and it has definite volume.  i.e  Container A wont be able to contain 130cm3 of air, but up to 100cm3 of compressed air or normal air.

I actually agree with your point.

Reasoning:

If you have 130 cm3 of air now, which container can contain this amount of air ?

The answer is all – because it will just be compressed into the smaller containers.

I guess I shall not be thinking too much about this question, shall just think like primary school student and provide the answer teacher wants 🙂

If the question is phrased like what Zappy has suggested – ‘If you have 130 cm3 of air now, which container can contain this amount of air ?” I will choose (4) with no doubt.

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