1. Rectangular Package

A Rectangular package sent by a delivery can have a maximum combined length and girth (perimeter of a cross section) of 120 inches.

Here, there is a picture, which is a 3D package, with length of y, and with of x.

The problem is the following: Give a formula for the volume of the package.

Thank you very much

2. Originally Posted by lightbanders
A Rectangular package sent by a delivery can have a maximum combined length and girth (perimeter of a cross section) of 120 inches.

Here, there is a picture, <== I can't see an image of the package
which is a 3D package, with length of y, and with of x.

The problem is the following: Give a formula for the volume of the package.

Thank you very much
1. I've made a sketch of the package (see attachment)

2. Since there are only given 2 measures I assume that the package should have a square cross-section.

3. The volume of the package is calculated by:

$V = l \cdot x$

with the constraints

$l + 4x = 120~\implies~l=120-4x$

4. Therefore the volume is a function of the width of the package:

$V(x)=(120-4x) \cdot x = 120x-4x^2~,~0\leq x\leq 30$

3. Originally Posted by lightbanders
Here, there is a picture, ...
We can't see any picture.

With what you gave us, all I can tell you is that volume calculation
of a rectangular package also requires height.

4. Originally Posted by lightbanders
A Rectangular package sent by a delivery can have a maximum combined length and girth (perimeter of a cross section) of 120 inches.

Here, there is a picture, which is a 3D package, with length of y, and with of x.

The problem is the following: Give a formula for the volume of the package.

Thank you very much
Girth = $2(h+x)$

$y+2(h+x)=120$ inches

$\Rightarrow\ h=\frac{120-y}{2}-x$

$V=yhx=yx\left(\frac{120-y}{2}-x\right)$ cubic inches

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a rectangular package to be sent by a postal service can have a maximum combined length and girth (perimeter of a cross section) of 120 inches (see figure). find the dimensions of the package of maximum volume that can be sent. (assume the cross section i

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