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Dimensions of box that minimize the material used

  1. Apr 15, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A box with a square base and open top must have a volume of 32,000cm^3. Find the demensions of the box that minimize the amont of material used.

    2. Relevant equations
    [tex]Sa(surface area)=4xy+x^2[/tex]
    [tex]Volume=x^2y[/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I want to minimize Sa I am pretty sure so how do i begin?
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 15, 2007 #2
    Never mind I figured it out.
     
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