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A box with a square base and no top is to be made from a square piece of cardboard by cutting 4-in. squares from each corner and folding up the sides, as shown in the figure. The box is to hold 324 in3. What is the length of each side of the square piece of cardboard? I can not seem to solve this correctly.

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A box with a square base and no top is to be made from a square piece of cardboard by cutting 4-in. squares from each corner and folding up the sides, as shown in the figure. The box is to hold 324 in3. What is the length of each side of the square piece of cardboard?

 

I can not seem to solve this correctly.

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Given height of the cardboard is 4-in.

Consider x as the length of th...

4-in
x 8
x - 8
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4-in x 8 x - 8

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