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    Optimization (Volume)

    An open-toped box is to be made from a 5 ft by 8 ft piece of rectangular sheet metal by cutting out squares of equal size from the four corners and bending up the sides. What size should the squares be to obtain a box with the largest volume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drahcirnaw View Post
    An open-toped box is to be made from a 5 ft by 8 ft piece of rectangular sheet metal by cutting out squares of equal size from the four corners and bending up the sides. What size should the squares be to obtain a box with the largest volume?
    http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~kouba/CalcOneDIRECTORY/maxmindirectory/MaxMin.html

    scroll down to problem #5
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