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**How to find the maximum volume of a box?**

Find the maximum volume of a box given a fixed surface area by considering stationary point.

Example:

Given an open box with area 486 cm^{2} and whose length is twice the width. Find the maximum volume. Show the volume is the max

**A-Level Edexcel C2 June 2007 Q10(a)**

Worked solution to this question on differentiation - maximum volume of a box

Figure 4 shows a solid brick in the shape of a cuboid measuring 2x cm by x cm by y cm.

The total surface area of the brick is 600 cm^{2}.

(a) Show that the volume, V cm^{3}, of the brick is given by

V = 200x - 4x^{3}/3

Given that x can vary,

(b) use calculus to find the maximum value of V, giving your answer to the nearest cm^{3}

(c) Justify that the value of V you have found is a maximum
**A-Level Edexcel C2 June 2007 Q10(b)**

Worked solution to this question on differentiation - maximum volume of a box.**A-Level Edexcel C2 June 2007 Q10(c)**

Worked solution to this question on differentiation - maximum volume of a box.

More Lessons for A Level Maths

Math Worksheets

A collection of videos, activities and worksheets that are suitable for A Level Maths.

Find the maximum volume of a box given a fixed surface area by considering stationary point.

Example:

Given an open box with area 486 cm

Worked solution to this question on differentiation - maximum volume of a box

Figure 4 shows a solid brick in the shape of a cuboid measuring 2x cm by x cm by y cm.

The total surface area of the brick is 600 cm

(a) Show that the volume, V cm

V = 200x - 4x

Given that x can vary,

(b) use calculus to find the maximum value of V, giving your answer to the nearest cm

(c) Justify that the value of V you have found is a maximum

Worked solution to this question on differentiation - maximum volume of a box.

Worked solution to this question on differentiation - maximum volume of a box.

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