Maria H.

asked • 10/09/19

Precalculus word problem

A rectangular piece of cardboard measuring 12 inches by 18 inches is to be made into a box w/ an open top by cutting equal-sized squares from each corner and folding up the sides. Let x represent the length of a side of each such square in inches.

Nestor R.

What question are you trying to answer? As it is, there can be many sized squares that can be cut out to make an open top box.


Brenda D.

Do you want one large box with a surface area of 216 square inches?


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