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Maximize volume of a box

  1. Apr 8, 2015 #1
    Suppose someone gives you a rectangular sheet of length a and width b (so b ≤ a). You make a topless box by cutting out a square with length x out of each corner and folding up the sides. How should you cut the sheet so as to maximize the volume of your box?
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  3. Apr 8, 2015 #2


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    Can you relate a, b and x to volume of the box?
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