Posted by Ashley on .
In a rectangular piece of cardboard with a perimeter of 20ft, three parallel and equally spaces creases are made (so the piece is divided into four equal sections.) The cardboard is then folded to make a rectangular box with open square ends.
a. Write a formula for the volume of the box.
b. Find the domain of a.

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Reiny,
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4x
let the length of the original rectangle be 4x (so that each of the smaller rectangles is x )
let the width be y
After it is folded, the volume would be
y(x^2)
but 8x + 2y = 20
or y = 10  4x
so Volume = (10  4x)x^2
for b. you ask "what is the domain of a"
there is no a 
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Reiny,
looks like my diagram did not come out correctly.
It was supposed to be a large rectangle 4x by y, divided into 4 equal rectangles each x by y 
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adam,
(1,4)(5,8) into general equation form