Open Box Optimization Problem

Technique of finding absolute extrema can be used to solve optimization problems whose objective function is a function of a single variable. Problem of optimizing volume of an open box is considered. Select checkbox Problem to view statement of the problem. Graphic1 window contains animation and Graphic2 window contains solution. Use zoom in/out buttons to select appropriate view in Graphic2 window. Grab and move around the two windows, if necessary. For more on optimization technique check my online book "Flipped Classroom Calculus of Single Variable"