# The height of an open box is 1 cm more than the length of a side of its square base. if the open box has a surface area of 96 cm (squared), how do you find the dimensions.?

##### 2 Answers

The dimensions of the box would be length= width = 4cms and height = 5 cms

#### Explanation:

Let the side of the square base be x cms, then height would be x+1 cms.

Surface area of the open box, would be area of the base and area of its four faces, =x*x +4*x*(x+1)

Therefore

The dimensions of the box would be length= width = 4cms and height = 5 cms

You'll find

#### Explanation:

Call the length of the side of the square base

so:

Surface area

Using the Quadratic Formula:

The useful solution will then be: