Posted by **lola** on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:04pm.

A rectangular box with a square base contains 24 cubic feet. if the height of the box is 18 inches, how many feet ae there in each side of the base?

a. 4

b. 2

c. (2 square root of 3)/3

d. square root of 3 / 2

e. square root of 3

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**helper**, Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:57pm
V = Lwh

the volume (given) = 24 ft^3

the height (given) = 18" = 1.5'

24 = L*w*1.5

divide both sides by 1.5

16 = Lw

You need to find the number of feet in each side of the base

since the box has a square base

L = W

AND, found above, L*w = 16

which of the above answers, a, b, c or d, when multiplied by itself, equals 16?

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