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Quadratic Equations Word Problems : Open Top Box

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Thomas is going to make an open-top box by cutting equal squares from the four corners of an 11 inch by 14 inch sheet of cardboard and folding up the sides. If the area of the base is to be 80 square inches, then what size square should be cut from each corner?

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An open top box problem is solved using a quadratic equation. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5/5" from the student who originally posted the question.