Originally Answered: i cant get this math homework [8th grade].10 points to the 1st person with best answer.?
that is such an easy problem!
ok, here's what you do. since each soda can's diameter of the base is 2.5 inches, that is how much it room it will take up in inches along the box. so for the 2x6, you do (2.5x6) x (2.5x2). this is the base of the box, since length x width = area of a rectangle. then times it by 2 because there's a lid to the box as well. then for the side, you do the length x width as well, (2.5x2)x(4.75), then times 2. then for the other set of sides, (2.5x6)x(4.75), then times 2.
finally, do the same for the 3x4 box. compare and see what the difference is. i'm in 7th grade and can do it so you should too!
by the way, ''jmsloderb'' is wrong because he found the volume of the two boxes, not the area of the cardboard