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A treasure chest has a volume of x3 + 9x2 + 26x + 24 cm3 and the height is x + 4 cm. Find the polynomial that would represent the area of the bottom of the treasure chest? Explain your reasoning.
volume is basically the area of the base times the height. All you need to do is factor an (x+4) out of the volume equation and divide it out.
\[\left( x+4 \right)\left( x ^{2}+5x+6 \right)\div \left( x+4 \right)\]