Posted by **jenny** on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 10:58am.

An open box is made from a square piece of material 24 inches on a side by cutting equal squares from the corners and turning up the sides. Write the Volume V of the box as a function of x. Recall that Volume is the product of length, width, and height.

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**Reiny**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:45am
let each side of the cut-out square be x in

then isn't the base 24-2x by 24-2x ?

and isn't the height of the box x ?

take it from there.

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**jenny**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 12:16pm
V(x)= x(24-x)^2 ?

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**jenny**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 12:57pm
Okay, I just forgot the 2. Thank you so much for your help! Have a nice day!

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