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    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.

    20,000,000 pastes are made /year
    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
    $ 31 600 buying pallets
    $ 118 500 disposing
    $ 158 000 Service

    = $ 1 545 600 + 100 000 for making changes = 1 645 600 this is only first year second year continues at $1 545 600.

    1 846 825-1 545 600= 301225 thats the amount they will save a year in total a year.
    100 000/ 301225= 0.3319777 how long it will take in one year for them to get back on track
    so about 1/3 of the year for them to recover from the 100 000 dollar defficet

    TJ >>
    Last edited by tnkfub; April 14th 2006 at 10:31 AM.
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