What is the shape of a rectangular box with the largest possible volume for a given surface area if it has:

(a) all six sides?

(b) five sides but no top?

Full Solutions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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- Feb 2nd 2009, 07:24 PMAK47Maximum-Minimum Problem
What is the shape of a rectangular box with the largest possible volume for a given surface area if it has:

(a) all six sides?

(b) five sides but no top?

Full Solutions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! - Feb 2nd 2009, 07:52 PMnyasha
This sounds like an optimization problem. Is this all the information you are given ?

- Feb 2nd 2009, 07:54 PMAK47