Pre Algabra
posted by Mackenzie on .
If there is a cylinder that has a volume of 100 ft, what would be the DIMENSIONS of the cylinder to have to LEAST surface area?

Mackenzie, this problem is way too advanced for you. I never had this type of problem until I took a course in Calculus. I don't understand why your teacher assigned it, perhaps your parents can ask that.

OK! It was in our book but my teacher did say it would be a challange. Can you just explain it one more time?!

I cant explain it any better for you than I did. It is a calculus question.
The alternative, graphing, requires a graphing calculator and knowledge how to use it.
Sorry. 
Alight! Thanks anyway!!!! I kind of get it but do you think any one else can explain it?