Cereal Box Portfolio.docx - Cereal Box Design Imagine you work for a company that manufactures cereal boxes You are on the team that designs the boxes

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Cereal Box Design Imagine you work for a company that manufactures cereal boxes. You are on the team that designs the boxes and orders the materials. The cost of production is going to depend upon the cost of materials, and that will be determined by how much material is used. The amount of material used is the same as the surface area of the package (plus any overlap for sealing edges). The amount of product contained in the package will be predetermined—that is, the volume of the package must be large enough to comfortably hold the product. Your boss wants you to design a new shape for a cereal container that will hold the same volume of cereal as a standard cereal box but costs less to make. Assume that cardboard costs \$0.05 per square inch. I. Calculate the volume and surface area of a standard cereal box. Use the table below. Length 4 in Width 5 in Height 10 in Volume 4 x 5 x 10= 200in^3 Surface Area Cost per in 2 220 x 0.05= \$
II. Your boss asks you to come up with three alternatives for box shapes. You get to choose

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• Spring '17
• Bryan Combest
• Statistics, Rectangle, Prism

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