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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
a box has a vlume of 570 cm3 and a aurface area of 478 cm2. what are the length, width and hight of the box
- ali (age 13)
toronto,on,canada
A:
Whoops: you've given us two equations (for volume and area) but there are three unknowns (length, width, and height). Even if we assume that these are simple rectangular-shaped boxes, there are an infinite number of different solutions.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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