I'm having a lot of trouble with this problem, so I need some help.
A company plans to make aluminum can, each with a lid and containing a volume of 2,000 cubic centimeters.
a) Find the dimensions of the can that will minimize the amount of aluminum used. (V = πr^2h)
b) What is the relation between the height and the base diameter? Is this relation the same for a can of any volume if the surface area is minimized?
Like I said Im having a ton of trouble with this and don't even know were to start. Im teaching myself and the book really sucks. Thanks!