[size=3]Hello, Tracy!

i have to make a rectangular prism with a surface area of 9 inē.

can you find the base side lengths and height?

As Jhevon pointed out, there is no one answer to this problem.

A rectangular prism is simply a "box" with length, width and height. Code:

*- - - - - - - -*
/ /|
/ / |H
* - - - - - - - * |
| | *
H| | /
| |/ W
* - - - - - - - *
L

The front and back panels have area each: .

The top and bottom panels have area each: .

The left and right panels have area each: .

The total surface area is: .

We can use **any** three values of that satisfy the equation.

If we solve for , we get: .

Let , then: .

. . A box with dimensions: will have a surface area of 9 inē.

Let , then: .

. . A box with dimensions: will have a surface area of 9 inē.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless.