An open top box is to be constructed from a 6 by 8 foot rectangular cardboard by cutting out equal squares at each corner and then folding up the flaps. Let x denote the length of each side of the square to be cut out.
Using the graph what is the value of x that will produce the maximum volume?
After cutting four squares, the length that is left is 8-2x feet and the width that is ...
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