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An open box with a square base is to be made from a square piece of cardboard 24 inches on a side by cutting out a square of side x inches from each corner and turning up the sides.Graph V=V(x)

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  1. Each side of the base will be (24-2x)

    v(x) = x(24-x)^2

    Wolfram's magic done here:

    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+x%2824-x%29%5E2

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  2. for a better graph, substitute (24-2x)

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  3. x(24-2x)^2

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