1. ## word problem on quadratic equations

A rectangular piece of cardboard is 2 units longer than it is wide. From each of its corners a square piece 2 units on a side is cut out. The flaps are then turned up to form an open box that has a volume of 70 cubic units. Find the length and width of the original piece of cardboard. _____ Helping hints__ V= L.W.H where H (height) is 2 units. also L (length) and W (width) are 4 units less when the corners of rectangular are cut out.___ Plese help me anyone, after I tried without success. ____

2. Originally Posted by mirdita59
A rectangular piece of cardboard is 2 units longer than it is wide. From each of its corners a square piece 2 units on a side is cut out. The flaps are then turned up to form an open box that has a volume of 70 cubic units. Find the length and width of the original piece of cardboard. _____ Helping hints__ V= L.W.H where H (height) is 2 units. also L (length) and W (width) are 4 units less when the corners of rectangular are cut out.___ Plese help me anyone, after I tried without success. ____