a.What quadratic equation represents the area of each piece of the box board? Write the equation in terms of the width of the box board.
b.Write each quadratic equation formulated in item 1 in standard form. Then determine the values of a, b, and c.
c.Solve each quadratic equation using the quadratic formula.
d.Which of the solutions or roots obtained represents the width of each box board? Explain your answer.
e.What is the length of each piece of box board? Explain how you arrived at your answer.
The standard sheet of plywood measures 4 x 8 feet. However, it comes in a variety of different thicknesses. To complicate things a bit further, there are specialty sizes available as well.