1. ## totally frustrated

geometry. the volume of the box is represented by (x^(2) + 5x +6)(x+5). Find the plynomial that represents the area of the bottome of the box. The box picture regarding this problem sites x+2 on a side. i have not worked with volume before.

2. Originally Posted by lizard4
geometry. the volume of the box is represented by (x^(2) + 5x +6)(x+5). Find the plynomial that represents the area of the bottome of the box. The box picture regarding this problem sites x+2 on a side. i have not worked with volume before.
Just divide (x^2+5x+6)(x+5) by (x+2)

This is easy because we can factor (x+2)(x+3)(x+5)

And when you divide you have left (x+3)(x+5)