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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If a box with a square base and an open top is to have a volume of 160 cubic feet, find the dimensions of the box having the minimum total surface area. Use calculus to find the solution.

2. Relevant equations

If X are the sides of the base, and Y is the height of the box, what would be the formula to find surface? How can the minimum surface be calculated using derivative applications?

3. The attempt at a solution

Surface = minimum possible

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# Homework Help: Calc derivatives - Minimum total surface area in a box of V = 160 ft2

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