A rectangular prism has a volume of 8 cubic yards. Assume the dimensions are whole numbers. What dimensions yield a prism with the greatest surface area? the leaset surface area?
math - PsyDAG, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 1:12pm
Try a cube of 2 yards on each side and a rectangular solid of 1x1x8.
Calculate the surface area of each for your answer.