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Homework Help: calculus max area

Posted by Amy on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 3:20pm.

Maximize volume of a pyramid cut from peice of paper.

(Problem) A pyramid consists of 4 isosceles triangles around a square base. If this is to be cut and folded out of a single square piece of paper, Maximize the volume.

I am not sure where to begin here. I know I am going to have to use the volume of the pyramid but I don't know what else to do.

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