Q:

A company needs to package 2,400 pencils. A box in the shape of a rectangular prism can hold 60 pencils. A cylindrical container can hold 80 pencils. Each box costs the company $0.50, while each cylindrical container costs $0.75.Which packaging should the company use to minimize cost? Explain.

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Answer:The rectangular prism boxes should be used because they will cost the company $2.50 less than using the cylindrical containers.Step-by-step explanation:Box2400/60 * .5 = 20Cylinder2400/80 * .75 = 22.5Box cost 2.50 less