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    An open-top box is to be constructed from a 4 by 6 foot rectangular cardboard by cutting out equal squares at each corner and the folding up the flaps. Let x denote the length of each side of the square to be cut out.

    a) Find the function V that represents the volume of the box in terms of x.

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    (a) When squares of side length x are cut from each corner of the 4 x 6 rectangular ...

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    This provides an example of relating a function with the volume of a box.