College Algebra

posted by .

The height of a box is 3cm less than the width. The length is 2cm less than the width. The volume is 50cm^3. what is the width of the box?

• College Algebra -

h = w-3
l = w-2

lwh = 50
(w-2)(w)(w-3) = 50
w^3 - 5w^2 + 6w - 50 = 0
Nasty

50 = 2*5*5, with no other easy factors.
You sure there are no typos here?

• College Algebra -

12xy, 36

Similar Questions

1. algebra

A department store purchases gift boxes that each have a volume of 256 cubic inches. The width of each box is 4 less than the length. The height is twice thw width. What are the dimentions of a gift box?

Im confused please help thank you To find the volume of a box, you multiply the length times the width time the height. The colume of a box is 36,000 cubic inches. Its width is 40 in and its height is 15 in. Eatimate the length of …
3. geometry

The length of a box is 4 inches longer than its width, and the height is 2 inches shorter than the width. Which equation can you use to solve for the length of the box if the volume is 240 cubic inches?
4. MATH help

A box with no top is to be constructed from a piece of cardboard whose Width measures x inch and whose length measures 3 inch more than the width the box is to be formed by cutting squares that measure 1 inch on each side of the 4 …
5. algebra

carl has a box with a length width and height of 12 inches. she needs a box that is 4 inches longer, not as high, yet still has exactly the same width and volume. what are the new dimensions?
6. Algebra

A gift box has a value of 450 in.³. The width of the box is 4 inches less than the length. The height is twice the witdth. what is the width and inches of the gift box?
7. Algebra

A box shaped like a rectangular prism has a height of 17 in and a volume of 2,720 in³ The length is 4 inches greater than twice the width. What is the width of the box?
8. Algebra 1B

A box shaped like a rectangular prism has a height of 17 in and a volume of 2,720 in³ The length is 4 inches greater than twice the width. What is the width of the box?
9. Math

A jewelry box is designed such that its length is twice its width and its depth is 2 inches less than its width. The volume of the box is 64 cubic inches. Use synthetic division to find the roots of the polynomial equation. Are the …
10. les/math

a box whose volume is 80cubic cm has length,width and height in the ratio 1:2:5 if each of the length,width,height is increased by 2cm how many cubic centimeters will the volume be increased?

More Similar Questions