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an open top box with a square base has volume V=4m^3. Find the dimensions of the box so that it uses the least amount of material.
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an open top box with a square base has volume V=4m^3. Find the dimensions of the box so that it uses the least amount of material.
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Can you describe the total surface area?
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What is the measure of one side of the square base? If it is not given in the problemn statement, just name it something so we can talk about it.
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yashar806Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which will be y= 4/x^2
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, it's okay, but I personally find it a little unsatisfactory for one reason. You did not tell us what you were doing. had you done this first, i woudl ahve been delighted. x = measurement of the side of the base y = measurement of the height of the box. You have discussed the volume. Now you need to discuss the surface area. Remember that it does not have a lid.
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yashar806Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I dont know how to find the surface area
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, you do. First, do we know WHY we need to talk about the surface area? Read the problem statement again and give me a clue.
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There you go again, just blurting out equations without describing what you are doing. :) So, who was right about you knowing how to find the Surface Area? Good work! What's next?
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That's it. What do you get?
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yashar806Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then make it equal to 0
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
?? I suppose. It's a REAL box, so x > 0. Infinity is probably not good. \(yx^{2} = 4\). It will be a very flat box if x > 5 or so. :et's just keep that in mind and find where that derivative is zero (0).
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, x = 2 is the only Real Solution.
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now, and finally, answer the original question. At this point, most folks have forgotten what the question was!
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yashar806Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
box measures 2m*2m height of he box is 1m
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You did well. Excellent work!
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