# Squares of side #3# inches are cut from each corner of a square sheet of paper. The paper is folded to form an open box with a volume of #675# cu in. How long were the sides of the sheet of paper?

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Hence, the **side-length** of the **original** uncut paper is

#### Explanation:

Suppose that, the side length of the original paper is

Now, to form an open box, a square of side length

been cut from

length

whereas, its height

square, cut fro the corner.

Since, this volume is known to be

**not admissible.**

Hence, the **side-length** of the **original** uncut paper is

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The square paper had sides of

#### Explanation:

Let's find the size of the box first.

It has a square base and a height of #3 inches, because that is the size of the squares cut from each corner. This will allow the sides to fold up to form the box.

Let the sides of the square base be

The sides of the square base are