Posted by Katherine on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 5:18pm.
a company packages snack mix in cylindrical tubes.each tube is made from rectangle of cardboard.the bases of the cylinder are plastic.the cardboard comes in.8.5 inches by 11 inches sheets.to hold the greatest amount of mix should the longger side or the shorter side be the height? justify the answer

math  Ms. Sue, Friday, April 16, 2010 at 5:22pm
The longer side should be the height. This will keep the plastic necessary for the base smaller than if the width of cardboard were used.

math  Syed, Friday, August 26, 2011 at 7:22pm
Sorry, Ms. Sue but your incorrect, the height should be the short side because yield a volume of 81.8 in^3 and if the long side is the height the volume in 63.3 in^3
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