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burhan101
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A cylinder can is to have a volume of 900 cm cubed. The metal costs $15.50/squared meter. What dimensions produce a can with minimum cost? What is the cost of making the can?
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burhan101 Group Title
A cylinder can is to have a volume of 900 cm cubed. The metal costs $15.50/squared meter. What dimensions produce a can with minimum cost? What is the cost of making the can?
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Am I doing it right?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I see an issue with your derivative.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
please point it out
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\(\cfrac{27900}{r}=27900r^{1}\) Use this second form of it and the exponent rules you know and see what you get.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i get dw:1371523952498:dw
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes. Your other part, the \(+62\pi r\) is fine, so now add those fractions up and see where you go.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Your mistake was in how you took the derivative of that. Other than that, the next steps looked pretty good, but got fowled up by involving the wrong C'.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Was the c' was wrong due to my wrong derivative?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You come up with a new, reduced equation? In your first one, you elimitated the \(r^2\) on the bottom. In this, there is a little more you can cancel out. The 62.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1371526270946:dw
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the r^2 cancel out. what else
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, it does not really cancel... it is because there is a 0 on the other side that it does not matter.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\huge 0=62\pi r27900 \]
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and then I just solve for 'r' ?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now, what if you multiply through by 1/62?
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
cant I do dw:1371526627893:dw
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Forgot your cube.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ah, in the earlier one too. You can't cancel the part of the \(r^3\) above. Like I said, it is not that it cancels but that it does not matter.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ohhh okay let me fix that
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\(62\pi r^3  27900=0\)
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
theres a denominator too right ^
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Because if the top of the fraction is 0, it is 0. Only if the bottom woulc cause an asymptote does it matter....
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
cant i just multiply the equation by r^2 to get rid of the denominator
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh okay, so i only focus on the top
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So like mathematically on my paper that my prof would mark i would just ignore it, like cant i be docked marks ?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yah. Mathematically, it is the same as multiplying through by \(r^2\) because the right hand side is 0 so \(0\times r^2=0\) means it does not change.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I have the entire reducing this fraction in long form with every step. Just finished writing it up. So I'll post it when we get there and you can check what you have against it.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1371527305050:dw
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay thanks for that, ill check it as soon as i finish !! :D
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, solve for the root, and tell me what you get. Then I'll post what I got, what I did, and even a graph that shows some things.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
would I leave the calculator in radians?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Does not matter. No degrees involved.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the pi ?
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1371528718316:dw
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
pi is a constant, not an angle. So yah. \[\cfrac{62\pi r^3  27900}{r^2}=0\implies \\ \\ r^2\times\cfrac{62\pi r^3  27900}{r^2}=r^2\times0\implies \\ \\ 62\pi r^3  27900=0\implies \\ \\ \cfrac{1}{62}\times(62\pi r^3  27900)=\cfrac{1}{62}\times0\implies \\ \\ \pi r^3  450=0\implies \\ \\ \pi r^3  450+450=0+450\implies \\ \\ \pi r^3 =450\implies \\ \\ \cfrac{1}{\pi}\pi r^3 =\cfrac{1}{\pi}450\implies \\ \\ r^3 =\cfrac{450}{\pi}\implies \\ \\ \sqrt[3]{ r^3} =\sqrt[3]{ \cfrac{450}{\pi}}\implies \\ \\ r =\sqrt[3]{ \cfrac{450}{\pi}} \]And in the graph you can see how what I start with and end with both overlap, and they are 0 right where you said, about 5.23. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/mz0fk3daat
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh my, thank you SO much !
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
now can I plug this r value intto my cost equation ?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Here is another interesting point that is very good to know for these types of problems. Let's take the test points of 5 and 6 and put them into \(\pi r^3  450\) \(\pi (5)^3  450\approx 57\) \(\pi (6)^3  450\approx 229\) So as x is increasing, this is moving from negative, to zero, then positive. That means the original equation has a slope there that is negative, bottoms out, then goes positive. This confirms that what you found is a minimum!
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, you can put that r into the original.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ohhh, i can pick any two numbers?
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, close numbers are best for this sort of test. They just become test points on each side of the critical point to confirm if it is a min or max. If you cross over two critical points, that sort of test is invalid. but we only have one critical point, so it is no big deal.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I do see one big thing to be careful of in all of this.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
"A cylinder can is to have a volume of 900 cm cubed." \(\leftarrow\) in cm. "The metal costs $15.50/squared meter." \(\leftarrow\) in m! Watch out for your units!
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\(1m^2=10000cm^3\)
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks for the heads up !
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oops. made a mistake there... I put cm cubed, but it is squared. Because 1m = 100 cm, so square both and you get: \(1m^2=10000cm^2\) The cubic relationship here is: \(900 cm^3 = .0009 m^3\) So you need to be careful because you found the radius in cm. So your can will be in cm.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I know, i still understood what you were saying :P
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\large C=7998.49m^2\]
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\(\cfrac{$15.50}{10000cm^2}\times 5.23cm^2\) The \(cm^2\) cancels....
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
15.50 x 1000= 15,500
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So like $0.0081 per can.... less than a penny each. Make sure you got the units right in the original, but if so, this is like the bulk manufacture of soda can...
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
back of the book says $0.80 each
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Hmmm... I must have converted wrong somewhere.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I don't see where though... odd.... because that would be like it was a linear conversion and this is a square conversion.
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ah! Remembered. R needs to go back into the formula!
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\(\cfrac{1800}{r}+2\pi r^2\implies \cfrac{1800}{5.23}+2\pi (5.23)^2=????\) That makes much more sense!
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, that got me something that will round to 80 cents.
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burhan101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks !!
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e.mccormick Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yah, it also explains where I made a mistake. I put it back into the wrong equation! I took the linear radius when I needed the square surface area! Be very careful of that.
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