Find the volume of a box as a function of the width of base of the box?
If 12,000 cm^2 of material is available to make a box with a square base and an open top, find the volume of the box as a function of the width if the base of the box
Find the volume of a box as a function of the width of base of the box?
If 12,000 cm^2 of material is available to make a box with a square base and an open top, find the volume of the box as a function of the width if the base of the box
did you draw a diagram? (see the attached).
let the width of the base be and the height of the box be
thus the volume (length times width times height) is given by
Now we know the surface area is 12000, this is the sum of the areas of all the faces, so
that is
now can you answer the problem?
Hello, realintegerz!
If 12,000 cm² of material is available to make a box
with a square base and an open top, find the volume of the box
as a function of the width of the base of the box.Code:*-------* /| /| / | / | *-------* | | | | | | | h| | * | | / | |/ x *-------* x
Let = side of the square base.
Let = height of the box.
The panels comprising the box is made up of:
. . a base with area
. . and four sides with area each.
The total surface area is: .
We are told that the total surface area will be 12,000 cm².
So we have: . .[1]
The volume of the box is: .
Substitute [1]: .