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# hey so I'm very tired but I need help As soon as possible A candy bar box is in the shape of a triangular prism. The volume of the box is 3,240 cubic centimeters. A triangular prism is shown with base of triangle labeled 24 cm, sides of the triangle labeled 15 cm, and length of the box equal to 30 cm. Part A: What is the height of the base? Show your work. (5 points) Part B: What is the approximate amount of cardboard used to make the candy box? Explain how you got your answer. (5 points)

Feb 6, 2022
edited by Guest  Feb 6, 2022

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someone can you help her i cant

Feb 6, 2022
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If you draw the height of the base, you will create two right triangles, each will have an hypotenuse of 15

and a side of 12.  Using the pythagoren theorem, you get the third side to be:  9.

The area of each trianglular base is:  ½·24·9  =  ...  (remember that there are two bases, so multiply by 2)

One side will be 30x15, another side will be 30x15, and the third side will be 24x 30

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base height = sqrt(152 - 122) = 9 cm

24x9 will do for both ends

30x30  the top

30x24  the bottom

total = 1836 cm2

Guest Feb 7, 2022