# Volume of a box

An open box with a square base is to be built for $48. The sides of the box will cost $3 per square meter, and the base will cost $4 per square meter. Express the volume of the box as a function of the length of its base.

Â© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:02 pm ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/math/algebra/volume-box-length-25137

#### Solution Preview

Suppose the length of its base is a and the height is h.

The the area of the base is a^2, which cost ...

#### Solution Summary

This shows how to express the volume of a box as a function of the length of the base.

$2.49