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Artifact #2

Facilitator: “I’m still working on figuring out the number of trips I’ll have to take. I
had several moving companies come over – before I decided to rent a U-Haul – and
they each gave me a wildly different estimate of the amount of cubic footage of
stuff I have.

Estimate 1: 2225 cu.


ft

Estimate 2: 2891 cu.


Ft.

Estimate 3: 3262 cu
ft.

Estimate 4: 4022 cu
ft.

Which size truck should I rent, based on each estimate?”

Potential solution.

Each estimate would entail a different number of trips based on the size of the truck
rented. Recall,

Truck length U-Haul listed


capacity

14’ 733 cu. Ft.

17’ 865 cu. Ft.

20’ 1015 cu. Ft.

Truck 14’ truck 17’ truck 20’ truck


capacity (733 cu ft) (865 cu ft) (1015 cu
ft)

Estimate 1: 3 trips 3 trips 2 trips


2025

Estimate 2: 4 trips 4 trips 3 trips


2891

Estimate 3: 5 trips 5 trips 4 trips


3462

Estimate 4: 7 trips 6 trips 5 trips


4511

We can translate this into cost also using a table. (most cost effective)

Cost using 14' Cost using Cost using


truck 17' truck 20' truck

Estimate 1 47.6 57.6 56.54

Estimate 2 58.66 68.66 67.6

Estimate 3 69.72 79.72 78.66

Estimate 4 91.84 90.78 89.72