(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I am given an 8cm by 8cm piece of paper. I have to cut out a square-based pyramid out of that that gives me the greatest volume.

2. Relevant equations

I know that the volume is V = 1/3 * b^2 * h

b = base

h = height

I know that the surface area is A = b^2 + 2bh

3. The attempt at a solution

I slightly remember optimization. I only remember you need to combine the two but that's it?

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# Homework Help: Maximizing the volume of a square Pyramid?

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