# Best Box editorial

Please provide the editorial of question The Best Box
http://www.codechef.com/problems/J7

Let’s understand this question in a different way

Johnny needs to make a rectangular box for his physics class project, Let’s understand it into different way… His teacher slapped him and told … “Go to your home, and make project for me to find the largest volume of the box that you could make…”

Madam: You have to make a rectangular box. You’ve given P cm of wire and S cm2 of special paper… (Hope so johnny, you know this is an area of paper). You’d have to use all those wire to make 12 edges.

Johnny: 12 edges? I don’t understand madam?..

Madam: SLAPPED!! … Fool… look at this picture…

Madam: And paper for six sides…

Johnny: And what is this madam?

Madam: Again SLAPPED!!.. Look at this picture…

Madam: Now, you’ve to find the largest volume of the Box.

Madam: Do you know volume of box mean?

Madam: It’s okay … look at this pic…

HOPE YOU FIND THE BEST ANSWER!!..

This problem is purely based on mathematics,just brush up your concepts of maxima and minima and then try to derive a formula. Hope it helps!

The volume V=lbh

Now using 4(l+b+h)=P and 2(lb+bh+hl)=S

Convert the above formula of V in terms of only h so that we can differentiate it and then get the value of h for where the volume will maximize or minimize.

If you make the right subsitutions the volume will come out to be equal to (S/2-h(P/4-h))*h.

Differentiate the above and then you will get two values of h. One will be for maximum value and other will be for minimum value. Use a if statement to find out which one is which.

Also use double which will have better precision.

Hope this helps:).

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