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Textbook Problem

If the volume of the box is 252 in3, find the value of x .

To determine

To find:

The value of ‘x’.

Explanation

The volume of any solid is the region of space occupied by it and in general the volume of a solid is given by the product of its base area and altitude.

For a regular solid prism with base area B and altitude h, the volume is given by the formula

V=Bh.

Calculation:

Given,

Volume of the box =252 in3

Also from the given figure, the length ‘l’, width ‘w’, and the height ‘h’ of the box is given by,

l=x+2

w=x

h=4

The volume of the cuboidal box is given by the formula

V=lwh

252=x+2x4

Divide; by 4 on both sides,

2524=x+2x44

63=x+2x

Apply the distributive property of multiplication over addition to the right side

63=x·x+2·x

63=x2+2x

Add; -63 on both sides,

63+-63=x2+2x+-63

0=x2+2x-63

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