## Optimization

### Optimization: Problems and Solutions

We will solve every Calculus Optimization problem using the same Problem Solving Strategy time and again. You can see an overview of that strategy here (link will open in a new tab).

We use that strategy to solve the problems below.

*V*cm$^3$ of liquid. (A typical can of soda, for example, has

*V*= 355 cm$^3$.) What dimensions will minimize the cost of metal to construct the can?

Click to view full Calculus solution to “Least expensive can.”

A poster must have a printed area of 320 cm$^2$. It will have top and bottom margins that are 5 cm each, and side margins that are 4 cm. What are the dimensions of the poster with the smallest total area?

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