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# A box (with no top) is to be constructed from a piece of cardboard of sides A and B by cutting out squares of length h from the corners and folding up the sides. Find the value of h that maximizes the volume of the box ifA = 7 and B = 12

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Answer: h = 1,743Step-by-step explanation:Volume of a box isV(h) = ( A - 2h) * ( B - 2h)* h A = 7 B = 12We haveV(h) = ( 7 - 2h) * ( 12 - 2h ) * hV(h) = ( 84 - 14*h - 24*h + 4*h² ) * hV(h) = ( 84 - 38*h + 4 *h² ) * h ⇒ V(h) = 84h - 38h² + 4h³Taking derivatives both sides of the equationV´(h) = 84 - 76h + 12x²V´(h) = 0 84 - 76h + 12x² = 0 42 - 38h + 6x²3x² - 19h + 24 = 0Solving for h h1 = [ ( 19 + √(19)² - 288 ]/ 6 h1 = [ (19 + √73)/6]h₁ = 4,59 we dismiss this value since 9,18 (4,59*2) > Ah₂ = [ 19 - √73)/6] h₂ = 1,743h = 1.743 is h value to maximizes V