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19 July, 22:12

A company needs to package 2,400 pencils. A box in the shape of a rectangular prism can hold 60 pencils. A cylindrical container can hold 80 pencils. Each box costs the company $0.50, while each cylindrical container costs $0.75.

Which packaging should the company use to minimize cost? Explain.

A. The rectangular prism boxes should be used because they will cost the company $2.50 less than using the cylindrical containers.

B. The cylindrical containers should be used because they will cost the company $2.50 less than using the rectangular boxes.

C. The rectangular prism boxes should be used because they will cost the company $5.00 less than using the cylindrical containers.

D. The cylindrical containers should be used because they will cost the company $5.00 less than using the rectangular boxes.

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  1. 19 July, 23:03
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    It is A. Just took the test.
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