Posted by Barb on .
A pizza bx with a square base is to be made from a rectangular sheet of cardboard by cutting six 1inch square from the corners and the middle sections and folding up the sides. If the area of the base is to be 144 in^2, what size piece of cardboard should be used?
Please explain the process; I am way off.

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Reiny,
I answered this same question for you this morning
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1358072908
What part of it did you not like ?