Hi all, I am having trouble finding the solution to some questions. I have sought out how to calculate the volume but my questions make no sense when it comes to applying the problem solving method. In the following story I will type my problem in bold.
"A group of school kids are holding a school fundraiser by selling chocolates. To make the chocolate look appealing, they've decided to use a triangular prism shaped bar. Each bar will be wrapped in foil and they will be sold in boxes of 15 bars. For this chocolate mix, 1 cm^3 of chocolate has a mass of 0.6 grams."
The dimensions of each bar are 2.6 cm in height, 13 cm in length, 3 cm in base and two 3 cm sides. An example of this shape can be found here: Surface Area and Volume of a Isosceles Triangular Prism, Page 6
The tasks are the following:
* Find the volume of the chocolate bar mould
* Find the mass of chocolate needed for each bar in grams (g)
* Find the minimum amount of foil needed to wrap each bar
* Find a suitable sized box to hold 15 bars of chocolate
What I have done so far:
I have calculated the volume (probably incorrectly) by going length x base x height; my answer was 50.7cm. But I really don't think this is correct.
What I need help with:
I currently do not understand how to find the volume of this triangular prism shaped chocolate, so I would appreciate being steered in the right direction. Also, how would I go about finding the mass of the chocolate needed for each bar in grams and finding the minimum amount of foil needed to wrap each bar? Needless to say, I have tried to find sites online that give examples of these math questions but I have had no luck. I am not asking for the answers to my tasks, I want to be shown examples so I can apply the same method to solve my tasks myself.
Thanks for your help everyone!