Stitz-Zeager_College_Algebra_e-book

Theorem 33 the role of multiplicity suppose f is a

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: t congruent squares from each corner of the cardboard and then folding the resulting tabs. Let x denote the length of the side of the square which is removed from each corner. x x x x 12 in height x x x depth width x 10 in 1. Find the volume V of the box as a function of x. Include an appropriate applied domain. 2. Use a graphing calculator to graph y = V (x) on the domain you found in part 1 and approximate the dimensions of the box with maximum volume to two decimal places. What is the maximum volume? Solution. 1. From Geometry, we know Volume = width × height × depth. The key is to now find each of these quantities in terms of x. From the figure, we see the height of the box is x itself. The cardboard piece is initially 10 inches wide. Removing squares with a side length of x inches from each corner leaves 10 − 2x inches for the width.5 As for the depth, the cardboard is initially 12 inches long, so after cutting out x inches from each side, we would have 12 − 2x inches remaining. As a function6 of x, the volume is V (x) = x(10 − 2x)(1...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 05/03/2013 for the course MATH Algebra taught by Professor Wong during the Fall '13 term at Chicago Academy High School.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online