Day 87. Mailing a Package The post office will accept only packages for which the length plus the “girth" (distance around) is no more than 108 in. Thus for the package in the figure, we must have L + 2(x + y) < 108 (a) Will the post office accept a package that is 6 in. wide, 8 in. deep, and 5 ft long? What about a package that measures 2 ft by 2 ft by 4 ft? (b) What is the greatest acceptable length for a package that has a square base measuring 9 in. by 9 in.? L 5 ft = 60 in. 6 in. 8 in.

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Mailing a Package The post office will accept only
packages for which the length plus the “girth” (distance
around) is no more than 108 in. Thus for the package in the
figure, we must have
L  21x  y2  108
(a) Will the post office accept a package that is 6 in. wide,
8 in. deep, and 5 ft long? What about a package that
measures 2 ft by 2 ft by 4 ft?
(b) What is the greatest acceptable length for a package that
has a square base measuring 9 in. by 9 in.?

Day
87. Mailing a Package The post office will accept only
packages for which the length plus the “girth" (distance
around) is no more than 108 in. Thus for the package in the
figure, we must have
L + 2(x + y) < 108
(a) Will the post office accept a package that is 6 in. wide,
8 in. deep, and 5 ft long? What about a package that
measures 2 ft by 2 ft by 4 ft?
(b) What is the greatest acceptable length for a package that
has a square base measuring 9 in. by 9 in.?
L
5 ft = 60 in.
6 in.
8 in.

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Day 87. Mailing a Package The post office will accept only packages for which the length plus the “girth" (distance around) is no more than 108 in. Thus for the package in the figure, we must have L + 2(x + y) < 108 (a) Will the post office accept a package that is 6 in. wide, 8 in. deep, and 5 ft long? What about a package that measures 2 ft by 2 ft by 4 ft? (b) What is the greatest acceptable length for a package that has a square base measuring 9 in. by 9 in.? L 5 ft = 60 in. 6 in. 8 in.

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