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If 1300 square centimeters of material is available to make a box with a square base and an open top, find the largest possible volume of the box.

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  1. If the base has side x, and height h, we know that
    x^2 + 4xh = 1300
    So, h = (1300-x^2)/(4x)
    The volume is just v = x^2h = x/4 (1300-x^2)
    So now just find where dv/dx = 0

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