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− | Square corners, | + | Square corners, 5 units on a side, are removed from a <math>20</math> unit by <math>30</math> unit rectangular sheet of cardboard. The sides are then folded to form an open box. The surface area, in square units, of the interior of the box is |
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<math>\text{(A)}\ 300 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 500 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 550 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 600 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 1000</math> | <math>\text{(A)}\ 300 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 500 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 550 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 600 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 1000</math> | ||
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+ | ==Solution== | ||
+ | If the sides of the open box are folded down so that a flat sheet with four corners cut out remains, then the revealed surface would have the same area as the interior of the box. This is equal to the area of the four corners subtracted from the area of the original sheet, which is <math>((20)(30)-4(5)(5)) = 600-100 = \boxed{\text{(B)}\ 500}</math>. | ||
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+ | ==See Also== | ||
+ | {{AJHSME box|year=1993|num-b=16|num-a=18}} | ||
+ | {{MAA Notice}} |
Latest revision as of 08:35, 1 December 2020
Problem
Square corners, 5 units on a side, are removed from a unit by unit rectangular sheet of cardboard. The sides are then folded to form an open box. The surface area, in square units, of the interior of the box is
Solution
If the sides of the open box are folded down so that a flat sheet with four corners cut out remains, then the revealed surface would have the same area as the interior of the box. This is equal to the area of the four corners subtracted from the area of the original sheet, which is .
See Also
1993 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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