Homework 1/27/16 with solution

One homework problem today in addition to test review:

Find the smallest surface area right circular cylinder with a volume of 54 cubic inches.  Only scroll down for the helpline if you are truly stuck.  Read this statement of the problem 3 or 4 times, make a diagram and state in your own words what you need to find before attacking the problem.

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(You will need for form an equation for the total surface area.  This is the function you need to optimize.  Make sure to demonstrate whether this is a max or a min.)  Look up any formulas you need.

Solution:  rt cylinder min surface

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