Olivia S.

asked • 06/21/21# What dimensions will minimize the surface area of the box? And what is the minimum surface area?

Zoey is designing a rectangular box that has a **volume** of **5451.776 cm^3.**

**So:**

1) What **dimensions** will **minimize the surface area** of the box?

2) What is the **minimum surface area**?

## 1 Expert Answer

William W. answered • 06/21/21

Top Algebra Tutor

A cube will result in the smallest surface area. To find the dimensions of the cube, take the cube root of the volume. To find to surface area, take 6 times the area of one side.

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Mark M.

Zoey needs to provide additional constraints, e.g., is the base a square or the length is twice the width.06/21/21