Well the problem is this
1) Find a polynomial function p(x) that computes the volume of the box in terms of x. What is the degree of p?
2) Find a polynomial function q(x) that computes the exposed surface area of the closed box in terms of x. What is the degree of q? What are the explicit dimensions if the exposed surface of the area is 600 square inches?
I was having trouble with this, because there is 'x' in 2 sides.
At first I was thinking 50 + 20, but I don't know where that came from.
I was thinking that there was 3 'x' in one side, and 3 'x' in the other half
So it was like 2x^3? But I'm confused if that makes any sense at all.
May anyone help me start this off and explain the steps?
I understand the steps now and where the 600 came from
Thanks for all your help