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11 December, 10:11

In exercise 23, suppose that the piece of metal has length twice the width and 4-in squares are cut from the corners. if the volume of the box is 1536in^3 what were the original dimensions of the piece of metal?

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  1. 11 December, 10:51
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    L=2w

    l x w=4 in²

    V=lx wx H=1536in^3, so H = 1536 / lxw=384

    and l x (l/2) xH = 1536

    l²/2 x384 = 1536, implies I=sqrt (1536/192) so I = 2.82

    and when l = 2.82=2w we can get w=I/2=2.82/2=1.41

    finally the original dimensions of the piece of metal were

    I=2.82, w=1.41 and H = 384 (the uniti is inch)
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