# random homework quesstion, i am stuck

• Apr 13th 2006, 12:31 PM
rck
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• Apr 14th 2006, 09:25 AM
tnkfub
This is what i did > Before using this someone should confirm this answer there mite be mathematical error , but i am 75 % sure this is right.

pallet = 75 lb
2 uses for each pallet
10 \$ for a pallet
37.50 \$ for getting rid of one pallet (75 lb * \$.50)
dimension of pallet 48 x 48 x 40
25/pallet for service

first toothpaste dimension

2.5 x 2.5 x 6

2.5 x 2.5 x 2 = 12.5 in ^2 >>>> 2 is number of sides
2.5 x 6 x 4 = 60in ^ 2 >>>> 4 is number of sides
12.5 + 60 = 72.5 in^2
.001 x 72.5= \$0.0725
0.0725 x 20 000 000 = \$1 450 000 material cost
2.5 x 2.5 x 6 = 37.5 in ^3
48 x 48 x 40 = 92160 in ^ 3
92160/ 37.5= 2457.6 thats how many tooth pastes can fit on one pallet since you cant have fraction u must round down.
2457 toothpastes on one pallet
20 000 000 / 2457 = 8140.008 lets just say 8140 pallets to transport
20 000 000
8140 pallets and since its 2 pallets are reused
8140 /2 = 4070 pallets needed
4070 x \$10 = \$40700 to buy pallets
4070 x \$37.5 = \$152325 to dispose
8140 x 25 = \$203500 to transport

1450 000+40700+152325+203500 =\$1 846 825

If you do the same math using the new dimensions you get
dimension 2.25 x 2.25 x 5.75
\$1 237 500 material