# SOLUTION: I am not sure I am doing this right, Could you please tell if this the right formula and not sure where to go from there. An open-top box is to be constructed from a 6 by 8 foot

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Volume Question 25195: I am not sure I am doing this right, Could you please tell if this the right formula and not sure where to go from there. An open-top box is to be constructed from a 6 by 8 foot rectangler cardboard by cutting out equal squares at each corner and the folding up the flaps. Let x denote the length of each side of the square to be cut out. Find the V function that reprents the volume of the bos in terms of x. Formula...V=L*W*H Confused after that!!!!!! Any help would be apprecited..... Answer by stanbon(57290)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!An open-top box is to be constructed from a 6 by 8 foot rectangler cardboard by cutting out equal squares at each corner and the folding up the flaps. Let x denote the length of each side of the square to be cut out. Find the V function that reprents the volume of the bos in terms of x. Formula...V=L*W*H Draw a decent sized rectangle. Label the longer sides as 8 ft. and the shorter sides as 6 ft. Now sketch a square to be removed from each corner Let the sides of each of the 4 squares be "x". Notice this leaves a smaller rectangle inside the original rectangle. The dimensions of this smaller rectangle are "6-2x" and "8-2x" If you were to fold up the four remaining flaps to form a box (with no top) you might agree the height of the box would be "x". So the volume of the box is x(6-2x)(8-2x) That is the function you are looking for. Cheers, Stan H.