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i need help with this stupid math problem...here it is:
A rectangular piece of sheet metal measures 26 in. by 20 in. A square measuring 2 in. by 2 in. is cut out of each corner, and the sides are folded to form a box. What is the volume of the box?

this is for some math homework, can sum1 please tell me how to do this problem ?
 

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2 * 22 * 16 should give you your answer.

EDIT: 704.

Since you cut out 2 inches, 2 inches is the height/depth. Then, because they were squares, take out 2" twice from each edge (2 sides of the edge). so 2 * 22 * 16
 

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the demisions of your box will be 22 long X 16 Wide X 2 tall. Use those for your equation and see what you get.
 

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You only took 2 inches off each side. You should have taken 4, because it's two from each corner. I think?
 

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I know, I know, i edited it.
 

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wow thanx guys,
Roy: your answer is 864 cm cubed
Wheels: your answer is 704 cm cubed
 

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i think its 2*16*22 (do the math im too lazy find a calculator). i drew a pic. your orignal is 20 by 26. you take 4 off each side because 2 off each corner. so its now 16 by 22. the folded up sides gives a height of 2. so it comes down to h*L*W.
 

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Wheels said:
You only took 2 inches off each side. You should have taken 4, because it's two from each corner. I think?
yeah wheels, ur right thanx for all the help guys
 

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[email protected]_Gunna said:
i think its 2*16*22 (do the math im too lazy find a calculator). i drew a pic. your orignal is 20 by 26. you take 4 off each side because 2 off each corner. so its now 16 by 22. the folded up sides gives a height of 2. so it comes down to h*L*W.
thanx also for explenation, seriously, i would have never got that...thanx again guys, i owe ya one ;)
 

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Wheels said:
Try thinking outside the box sometimes! HAHA GET IT!
:rofl
 

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go away flamer !!!
 

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lol that is kinda funny tho...
 

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lol...im kidding
 
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