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July 31st, 2012, 01:48 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2012 Posts: 27 Thanks: 0  Rectangular Box
The dimensions of a rectangular box are in the ratio 2:3:4 and the difference between the cost of covering it with sheet of paper at the rate of Rs.4/ and Rs. 4.50 per square meter is Rs 416. The dimensions of the box are: 1)6,9,12 2)8,12,16 3)10,15,20 4)12,18,24 5)none Please show steps...I don't know how to start... 
July 31st, 2012, 02:12 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Rectangular Box
Let 2x be the smallest dimension of the box, then 3x and 4x are the other larger dimensions. The surface area S of the box is then: We are told then that: Can you proceed from here? 
July 31st, 2012, 02:23 AM  #3 
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Thanks Mark..!! You are a true life saver.... 
July 31st, 2012, 02:38 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Rectangular Box
Glad to help! What was your conclusion? 
July 31st, 2012, 05:20 AM  #5 
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8,12,16.....


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