# Constructing a Box

• Dec 18th 2012, 12:44 PM
Seshiru
Constructing a Box
Hey guys, I'm having a little trouble with this pre-calc lab. If you guys could point me in the right direction, or help me at all, I would greatly appreciate it.

An open box is formed by cutting squares from the corners of a 12 inch by 15 inch piece of cardboard and folding up the flaps.

a) Draw a figure that represents this situation.

b) What size corner squares should be cut to make a box with a volume of 125 in.^3?

c) What size corner squares should be cut to make a box with a volume of more than 125 in.^3?

d) What size corner squares should be cut to make a box with a volume of at most 125 in.^3?

• Dec 18th 2012, 01:58 PM
skeeter
Re: Constructing a Box
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seshiru
Hey guys, I'm having a little trouble with this pre-calc lab. If you guys could point me in the right direction, or help me at all, I would greatly appreciate it.

An open box is formed by cutting squares from the corners of a 12 inch by 15 inch piece of cardboard and folding up the flaps.

a) Draw a figure that represents this situation.

part (a) ... you do the rest.

btw ... DO NOT BUMP!