Applications of polynomials: x^2 + bx + c

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  1. Factoring Word Problems
    1. The volume of a rectangular prism is (k3+7k2+12k)(k^3+7k^2+12k) m3m^3. Find the dimensions in terms of k.
    2. A sheet of cardboard is 5 m by 7 m and has squares x m wide cut from each corner.
      The sides are folded up to become an open-top box.
      Find the volume of the box in a factored form.
Topic Notes
In this section, we will apply all the techniques of polynomial factoring to solve word problems related to geometric objects.