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The question is somewhat puzzling.

The surface area of a box is not sufficient information to determine its shape and, therefore, its size. Furthermore, surface area would not be given as 480 cubic inches since that is not a measure of area (but of volume).

On the other hand, if the box has a volume of 480 cubic inches, the answer, becomes trivial. 480 inch cubes = 480 cubic inches. Rocket science!

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