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Factor theorem problem

  1. Sep 29, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The cereal box is a rectangular prism with a volume of 2500cm^2. The box is 4 times as wide as it is deep, and 5 cm taller tan it is wide. What are the dimensions of the box.

    2. Relevant equations
    v = l x w x d
    l = w + 5

    3. The attempt at a solution
    My problem is that I dont understand the wordings of the part I made italics. Does that part mean that the width is 4 times the depth or the depth is 4 times the width?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 29, 2011 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    The box is 4 times as wide as it is deep
    Rephrasing this sentence slightly - The width of the box is 4 times as large as its depth.
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