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James S.

asked • 10/04/16

Story problem help please

Please help me solve this. Thanks!
An aquarium of height 1.5 feet is to have a volume of 6 ft^3. Let x denote the length of the base and y the width. (Assume the aquarium has an open top.)
(a) Express y as a function of x.
y(x) =

(b) Express the total number S of square feet of glass needed as a function of x.
S(x) =

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Michael J. answered • 10/04/16

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