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anonymous

  • one year ago

Using the box will be cost effective only if the surface area to volume ratio of the box is less than 2. Determine whether it is cost effective for the company to use this box. Show and explain your work.

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  1. anonymous
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  2. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    You must find the surface area and the volume of this prism. Do you know how to find those?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    voulme is 216

  4. anonymous
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    area is 228

  5. anonymous
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    @mathstudent55

  6. anonymous
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    @mathstudent55 you their?

  7. mathstudent55
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    You are correct. You have surface area = 228 and volume = 216 Now find the ratio of the surface area to the volume. What is \(\dfrac{surface ~area}{volume} = \)

  8. anonymous
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    so you divide them? @mathstudent55

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    @mathstudent55 you their??

  10. mathstudent55
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    Right. Divide the area by the volume. If the ratio is less than 2, the it is cost efective.

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