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Homework Help: calculus

Posted by Ben on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:54pm.

A large soup can is to be designed so that the can will hold 54pi cubic inches of soup. The radius of the can is "x" inches and the height of the can is "h" inches. Find the values for the radius and the height such that the amount of metal needed is as small as possible.
Note: The side require 2pixh square inches of metal and each end requires pix^2 square inches.

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