Posted by 7th grader. on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 10:54pm.
hi, um im not sure how to do this.So can you please help me?
coral takes a 10" by 14" rectangular sheet of paper and cuts a 2" by 2" square out of each corner. the paper is then folded up to make an open box. what is the volume of the box?
thank you for helping me to

volume  DrBob222, Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 11:08pm
We can't draw diagrams on these boards but here is how I would approach the problem.
Here is one side running ____ and the left side running  etc..
_________

__ The 2" cut comes out of the corner.


If we take 2" out of each corner, the 10" side is 10"2"2" or 6".
The 8" side is 8"2"2" = 4"
If we fold it to make an open box, the floor is 6" x 4" and the height is 2"
Volume is length x width x height. Check my thinking. You may want to get a sheet of paper and cut to see this problem first hand.
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