The value of $$\alpha$$, so that the volume of parallelopiped formed by $$\hat{i}+\alpha \hat{j}+\hat{k}, \hat{j}+\alpha \hat{k}$$ and $$\alpha \hat{\mathrm{i}}+\hat{\mathrm{k}}$$ becomes minimum, is

In a certain culture of bacteria, the rate of increase is proportional to the number of bacteria present at that instant. It is found that there are 10,000 bacteria at the end of 3 hours and 40,000 bacteria at the end of 5 hours, then the number of bacteria present in the beginning are

An open metallic tank is to be constructed, with a square base and vertical sides, having volume 500 cubic meter. Then the dimensions of the tank, for minimum area of the sheet metal used in its construction, are

A square plate is contracting at the uniform rate $$4 \mathrm{~cm}^2 / \mathrm{sec}$$, then the rate at which the perimeter is decreasing, when side of the square is $$20 \mathrm{~cm}$$, is