# SOLUTION: A rectangular box with a square base contains 8 cubic feet. if the height is 6 inches, how many feet are there in each side of the base?

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 Question 107892: A rectangular box with a square base contains 8 cubic feet. if the height is 6 inches, how many feet are there in each side of the base?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A rectangular box with a square base contains 8 cubic feet. if the height is 6 inches, how many feet are there in each side of the base? : Let x = side of the base (in ft) : It's square, therefore x^2 = area of the base : Given the height as 6 inches, which is .5 ft therefore: .5x^2 = volume of the box : Given the volume as 8 cu/ft, therefore: .5x^2 = 8 x^2 = 16 x = Sqrt(16) x = 4 ft is the length of the side : : Check by finding the cu ft: 4 * 4 * .5 = 8