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

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    12xy, 36

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