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help with optimization still new question: what are the dimensions of the square based open top box that has a volume of 20 cubic inches and smallest surface area?
what are the dimensions of the square based open top box that has a volume of 20 cubic inches and smallest surface area?
Ok so first off, what equations can you make that describe the scenario going on? What seems important? What do you think you need to do here? I'll help you along.
write the equation for volume differentiate and solve for volume?
Are you sure about that? Why do you want to differentiate? Why would you solve for volume when it tells you that the volume is 20 cubic inches?
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