Posted by **Barb** on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 5:28am.

A pizza box top with a square base is to be made from a rectangular sheet of cardboard by cutting six 1-inch squares from the corners and the middle sections and folding up the sides. If the area of the base is to 144 in^2, what piece of cardboard should be used.

Please explain the process, thanks in advance.

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