# Optimization Suppose postal requirements are that the maximum of the length plus the girth (cross sectional perimeter) of a rectangular package that may be sent is 275 inches. Find the dimensions of...

Optimization

Suppose postal requirements are that the maximum of the length plus the girth (cross sectional perimeter) of a rectangular package that may be sent is 275 inches. Find the dimensions of the package with square ends whose volume is to be maximum.

Square side :
Length

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You should come up with the following substitution for length of side of square such that:

l=x

h represents the height of the package

The problem provides the following information about postal requirements such that:

275 = h + 2(h + xsqrt2)

Notice that 2(h + xsqrt2) represents the cross sectional perimeter of the package.

Opening the brackets yields:

275 = 3h + 2sqrt2*x

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