# Example 50

Last updated at Dec. 8, 2016 by Teachoo

Last updated at Dec. 8, 2016 by Teachoo

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Example 50 An open topped box is to be constructed by removing equal squares from each corner of a 3 meter by 8 meter rectangular sheet of aluminum and folding up the sides. Find the volume of the largest such box. Let 𝑥 m be the length of a side of the removed square Length after removing = 8 – 𝑥 – 𝑥 = 8 – 2𝑥 Breadth after removing = 3 – 𝑥 – 𝑥 = 3 – 2𝑥 Height of the box = 𝑥 We need to maximize volume of box Let V be the volume of a box V = (length) (breadth) (height) = 8−2𝑥3−2𝑥𝑥 = 8−2𝑥3𝑥−2𝑥2 = 83𝑥−2𝑥2 – 2x 3𝑥−2𝑥2 = 24𝑥 – 16x2 – 6𝑥2 + 4𝑥3 = 4𝑥3 – 22𝑥2 + 24𝑥 Now, 𝑉𝑥 = 4𝑥3 – 22𝑥2 + 24𝑥 Diff w.r.t. x 𝑉′𝑥 = 𝑑4𝑥3 – 22𝑥2 + 24𝑥 𝑑𝑥 𝑉′𝑥 = 4 × 3x2 – 22 × 2𝑥 + 24 𝑉′𝑥 = 12𝑥2 – 44𝑥 + 24 𝑉′𝑥 = 43𝑥2−11𝑥+6 Putting 𝑉′𝑥 = 0 43𝑥2−11𝑥+6 = 0 3𝑥2−11𝑥+6 = 0 3𝑥2 –9𝑥 – 2𝑥 + 6 = 0 3𝑥𝑥−3 –2 𝑥−3 = 0 3𝑥−2𝑥−3= 0 So, 𝑥=23 & 𝑥=3 If 𝑥 = 3 breadth of a box = 3 – 2𝑥 = 3 – 2(3) = 3 – 6 = –3 Since, breadth cannot be negative, ⇒ x = 3 is not possible Hence 𝑥 = 23 only Finding 𝑉’’𝑥 𝑉’𝑥 = 43𝑥2−11𝑥+6 Diff w.r.t 𝑥 𝑉’’𝑥 = 𝑑4(3𝑥2 − 11𝑥 + 6𝑑𝑥 𝑉’’𝑥 = 4 3×2𝑥−11 𝑉’’𝑥 = 4 6𝑥−11 Putting x = 23 in 𝑉’’𝑥 𝑉’’23=4623−11 = 4 4−11= –28 < 0 ∴ 𝑉’’𝑥 < 0 at 𝑥 = 23 ⇒ 𝑥 = 23 is point of maxima ⇒ 𝑉𝑥 is largest when 𝑥 = 23 Largest volume is 𝑉𝑥 = x3−2𝑥 8−2𝑥 at x = 23 𝑉23 = 233−223 8−223 = 23 3−438−43 = 23 9 − 4324 − 43 = 23 53203 = 20027 Since dimension of volume is m3 Largest volume is 𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟐𝟕 m3

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