The volume of a rectangular box is given by the formula v=LWH. The volume of the box is 120Cu. units. find the width and length. ( L=x+2, width=x, ht=5
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Okay, so your equation is v=lwh
You know that the volume is 120, the length is (x+2), the height is 5 so 120=(x+2)(x)(5)
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So start by multiplying. x*5=5x 120=(x+2)(5x)
You can distribute the 5x through the (x+2) 5x(x+2) 5x^2 +10x 120=5x^2 +10x
Can you see how this is turning into a quadratic?
Like a quadratic, you need it to be equal to zero, so move the 120 over. 0=5x^2 +10x -120
Wait- do you know what I mean by "quadratic?"
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I'm watching how you coming about the process.
you mean ax2 + bx + c = 0
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