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    Finding the Volume

    Hello,

    Can someone please help me figure out this problem? I've attached the picture on the bottom.

    Problem: A box with an open top is to be constructed from a regular piece of cardboard with dimensions 12 in. by 20 in. by cutting out equal squares of side x at each corner and then folding up the sides as in the figure. Express the volume V of the box as a function of x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l flipboi l View Post
    Hello,

    Can someone please help me figure out this problem? I've attached the picture on the bottom.

    Problem: A box with an open top is to be constructed from a regular piece of cardboard with dimensions 12 in. by 20 in. by cutting out equal squares of side x at each corner and then folding up the sides as in the figure. Express the volume V of the box as a function of x.
    So, what exactly are you having trouble with here? Note that

    l=20-2x

    w=12-2x and

    h=x
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    Great, Thanks! I was having a hard time starting the problem.
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