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# Optimization Project

Asael Nunez
Darrin Shedrow
Ross Kindig

1.500

1.500

## Diameter: 3.000 inches

Height: 4.500 inches
Surface Area: 56.549
inches
Volume: 31.809 inches

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## Dimensional Analysis of Canned Good

According to our calculations, this can
does not have optimal dimensions
because it does not minimize the
surface area while having the desired
volume.

## Dimensional Analysis of Canned Good

SA = 2rh + 2r
V = rh = 31.809 inches
In order to minimize the surface area of the
cylinder while maintaining the same volume, we
need to isolate the volume formula for a single
variable.
rh = 31.809 inches
h = 31.809 inches r

## Dimensional Analysis of Canned Good

Using our isolated variable from the volume
equation, we simplified the surface area
formula.
f(x) = 2r(31.809 inches r) + 2r
f(x) = (63.618 r) + 2r
f(x) = (63.618 + 2r) r
In order to calculate the optimal radius, we
found the derivative of f(x) and set the
numerator of the derivative equal to zero.
f(x) = ((r)(6r) - (63.618 + 2r)1) r
f(x) = (6r - (63.618 + 2r)) r
f(x) = (4r - 63.618) r
4r - 63.618 = 0
4r = 63.618
r = (63.618 4)
r = (63.618 4)(1 3)
r = 1.717 inches

## Using the optimal radius and the volume

formula, we solved for the optimal height.
V = rh
rh = 31.809
(1.717)h = 31.809
h = 31.809 (1.717)
h = 3.434 inches
In order to ensure that the volume of the
optimal can equals the volume of the original
can, we inserted our new values into the
volume formula.
V = rh
V = (1.717)(3.434)
V = 31.805 inches
Because we rounded our values to the nearest
thousandths instead of using the exact
values, our volume is off by 0.004 inches.

## Dimensional Analysis of Canned Good

Using the surface area formula, we used our new dimensions to
calculate the surface area of our optimal can.
SA = 2rh + 2r
SA = 2(1.717)(3.434) + 2(1.717)
SA = 55.570 inches
We set up a new equation to calculate how much less of a surface
area our new can has.
original SA - new SA = reduced SA
56.549 inches - 55.570 inches = 0.979 inches
All together, our optimal can reduced the surface area of the
original can by about 0.979 inches, all while maintaining the same
volume!

1.717

1.717

## Diameter: 3.434 inches

Height: 3.434 inches
Surface Area: 55.570
inches
Volume: 31.809 inches

3.434

## Dimensions of Boxed Good

length: 3.500 inches
height: 7.125 inches

7.125

## width: 1.250 inches

surface area: 76.438 inches2
volume: 31.172 inches
1.250

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## Dimensional Analysis of Boxed Good

According to our calculations, this box
does not have optimal dimensions
because it does not minimize the
surface area while meeting the desired
volume.

## Dimensional Analysis of Boxed Good

SA = 2wl + 2hl + 2hw
V = whl = 31.172 inches
For shipping and design purposes, the width is 2 inches.
SA = 2(2)l + 2hl + 2h(2)
SA = 4l + 2hl + 4h
In order to solve the surface area equation for the minimum surface area, we
must first reduce the volume formula into a single variable. We solved for the
height, but the equation can be solved for either height or length.
whl = 31.172 inches
2hl = 31.172 inches
h = 31.172 2l
h = 15.586 l

## Dimensional Analysis of Boxed Good

Using the simplified volume equation, we
simplified the surface area formula.
f(x) = 4l + 2hl + 4h
f(x) = 4l + 2(15.586 l)l + 4(15.586 l)
f(x) = 4l + 31.172 + (62.344 l)
f(x) = 4l + 31.172 + 62.344l-1
In order to find the optimum length, we found
the derivative of f(x) and set the derivative
equal to zero.
f(x) = 4 + (-62.344l-2)
f(x) = 4 - 62.344l-2
4 - 62.344l-2 = 0
-62.344l-2 = -4
-62.344 l = -4
l = -62.344 -4
l = -62.344 -4
l = 3.948 inches

## Using the optimum length, we can solve for

the optimum height using our previous
formula.
h = 31.172 2l
h = 31.172 (2)(3.948)
h = 31.172 7.896
h = 3.948 inches
To ensure that we still had the same volume
as the original box, we inserted our new
dimensions into the volume equation.
V = whl
V = (2 inches)(3.948 inches)(3.948 inches)
V = 31.173 inches
Our volume was off by 0.001 inches because
we rounded our values to the nearest
thousandths instead of using the exact,
original values.

## Dimensional Analysis of Boxed Good

Using the surface area equation, we used our new dimensions to calculate the surface area of our
new box.
SA = 2wl + 2hl + 2hw
SA = 2(2 inches)(3.948 inches) + 2(3.948 inches)(3.948 inches) + 2(3.948 inches)(2 inches)
SA = 62.757 inches
We set up a new equation to calculate how much less of a surface area our new box has.
original SA - new SA = saved SA
76.438 inches - 62.757 inches = 13.681 inches
In total, our new box reduced the surface area of the original box by 13.681 inches, all while
maintaining the same volume!

## Dimensions of Optimized Boxed Good

length: 3.948 inches
height: 3.948 inches

3.948

## width: 2.000 inches

surface area: 62.757 inches2
volume: 31.172 inches
2.000

3.948