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?
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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