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A rectangular piece of cardboard is a = 10 in. longer than it is wide. Squares 2 in. on a side are to be cut from each corner and then the sides folded up to make an open box with a volume of 150 in3. Find the length and width of the piece of cardboard.

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Let the width of the cardboard is w inches
Hence, the length of the rectangle be w 10 inches.
Squares of 2 inches cut out from each corner
Thus, the width is w-4 inches. And the length is w-4+10= w+6
Height of the rectangle is w
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Let the width of the cardboard is w inches Hence, the length of the rectangle be w 10 inches. Squares of 2 inches cut out from each corner Thus, the width is w-4 inches. And the length is w-4+10= w+6 Height of the rectangle is w

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