I've been trying to figure out this problem for a while now and I'm not understanding how to do it and can't get the correct answers, can someone explain it to me please? Thanks...
I need to build a tent to be in the shape of a right prism whose ends are equilateral triangles, with the door to the tent on one of the triangles. I need the volume to be 2.2 cubic meters. The material to be used for the flooring costs $14 per square meter, but the material making up the ends and the top of the tent is only $10 per square meter.
What is minimum cost for making this tent? What should the dimensions be to have a minimum production cost? What will the minimum cost be? How much material should I order for each tent?