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 Subject: finding volume Author: George Reese Date: Jan 16 2004
Marianne,
At www.mste.uiuc.edu/presentations/boxDataWithGraphs.xls is an Excel spreadsheet
with the graphs for various
paper sizes. Go to "Sheet 5", which is the 18x22.
Change cell A3 from 20 to 18 and cell B3 from 16 to 28 and the graph should show
George

On Jan 16, 2004, Marianne wrote:

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If you cut 4 squares from the corners of a standard 20cm X 30cm piece of
consruction paper, you can fold up the sides to make a box with an open top.
How big should each of the squares be to get a box of maximum volume?

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