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muscrat123
 one year ago
A candy bar box is in the shape of a triangular prism. The volume of the box is 1,200 cubic centimeters.
Part A: What is the height of the box? Show your work. (5 points)
Part B: What is the approximate amount of cardboard used to make the sides of the candy box? Explain how you got your answer. (5 points)
muscrat123
 one year ago
A candy bar box is in the shape of a triangular prism. The volume of the box is 1,200 cubic centimeters. Part A: What is the height of the box? Show your work. (5 points) Part B: What is the approximate amount of cardboard used to make the sides of the candy box? Explain how you got your answer. (5 points)

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ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that picture doesn't look right, height is already there in the picture

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i copied it directly from the page. which number is the height? i thought the same but wanted to make sure

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1height = distance between triangular bases

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but which number is it? there are 2 numbers next to the height

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1436232499596:dw

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1distance between the triangular bases is 20cm right

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2is that the height of the box?

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i thought that was the length

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes thats the height of the box

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1436232791136:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I think they want they want the length of this segment here dw:1436232861596:dw

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thats the height of base, not box

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if so, then focus on this triangle dw:1436232912171:dw imagine looking directly at this triangle dw:1436232983737:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1436233051396:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yeah because we have a 51213 right triangle dw:1436233124402:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2that is of course, assuming that's what they meant by "height"

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2thx. but i dont understand part b

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you have 3 lateral sides Right face dw:1436233275185:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2left face (hidden) dw:1436233294238:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2and the bottom face (also hidden) dw:1436233324795:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2they are the lateral faces

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2find the area of each lateral face, then add up the areas

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2how would i find the area of the lateral faces?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2each is a rectangle

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2for instance, the bottom face is a 10 by 20 rectangle

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1436233428096:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2do the same for the other rectangles

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2also, don't forget about the triangles as well

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2how did we get 12 again?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2did you randomly guess 12?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you were the first one to write it

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2no. i did some random equations and it sounded right to me

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1436233600130:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2That's the pythagorean theorem

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2for part b it says approximate though. do we have to round?

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if we dont round, i got 850 for part b

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2not always approximate just means that it's some decimal that usually goes on forever example: 1/7 = 0.14285714285714 the "142857" repeats forever over and over. So one approximation of 1/7 is 0.14286. Another approximation is 0.1429

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so yeah I guess in a way, you are rounding

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2how did you get 850? can you show your work?

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1436234036932:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the triangle portion is where you made an error

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2each triangle has a base of 10 and height of 12

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh right!!! i forgot about that part. hold on so i can fix it.

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2840 is the correct answer

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yep, 840 square cm

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2is it squared or cubed?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2surface area deals with square units (not cubic units)
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