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    Maximum-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!
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    This sounds like an optimization problem. Is this all the information you are given ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyasha View Post
    This sounds like an optimization problem. Is this all the information you are given ?
    Unfortunately it is. Any idea?
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