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anonymous
 4 years ago
The volume of a rectangular prism is represented by the function x3 + 9x2 + 6x  16. The length of the box is x + 2 while the height is x + 8. Find the expression representing the width of the box. (2 points)
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x  4
x  1
x + 1
x + 4
anonymous
 4 years ago
The volume of a rectangular prism is represented by the function x3 + 9x2 + 6x  16. The length of the box is x + 2 while the height is x + 8. Find the expression representing the width of the box. (2 points) Answer x  4 x  1 x + 1 x + 4

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The width is x1 You first multiply (x+2) by (x+8) and you find (x2+10x+16) Then divide (x3+9x2+6x16) by (x2+10x+16) to get x1

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you copied that from what I said before

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0haha just kidding, but thats exactly what i said before

mathstudent55
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can do what you did in the previous example, but notice that when you multiply (x + 2) by (x + 8) using FOIL, the last term of the product will be 16. When you multiply that by another binomial (x + a), the result will have to have a last term of 16. That seems to show that the factor you are looking for is (x  1)
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