Archive for May, 2010

Chase Weiss

May 17, 2010

Knowing the volume of a prism would be helpful in real life for someone at a packing company needing to know how much packing foam to put in a pcakage.  It would also be helpful for a pizza company knowing how big to make it so that a a pizza will fit, or a person who wanted to fill a fish tank.

Kylie Wroot

May 17, 2010

Often we need to know how much of a solid, liquid, or gaseous matter a container can contain. Taking the example of the soda can further, suppose you want to know how much soda a cylinder of certain measurements can contain, you simply insert the measurements of the cylinder into the formula and you have your answer! A cylinder is one of the most common types of containers which we can see around and hence, there is a need to find the volume of a cylinder.

Kylie Wroot

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Luke Volz

May 17, 2010

Imangine this, you area a brilliant painter of picaso potential.  You are painting a house and you need to know how much paint you will need.  First, you need to find the surface area of the prism shaped house.  You will need to know how to find that surface area.  Then once you find that, you will know just how much paint you will need to complet the house.  Another example is if you are a roof constructor and you have to put shingles on a house.  You need to find the surface are of the roof so that you know how many shingles you need.

Lauren Wagner

May 17, 2010

Suppose a water tank in the shape of a right circular cylinder is thiry feet long and eight feet in diameter.  How much sheet metal was used in its construction?  This is an exampleo f a real life application for finding the surface are of a cylinder.  Anyone from a lumber to a painter would need ot know the formula.  A painter would need the formula so that they can decide how much paint they need to get if they are painting an object in the shape of a cylinder. 

Also, someone who makes toys would need to know how much material is needed if they were making an object in the shape of a cylinder.  Surface area can also be used if you are trying to find out how much wrapping paper to wrap a gift.  Surface area is used for many things rom gifts to plumbing.

Jeremy Spain-Carrion

May 17, 2010

Many of us have played with a soccer ball before and have been interesed in its shape.  I used to think that all the faces on such a ball were hexagons.  However, after carefully studying it, I realized that even though some faces have six edges, there are many that hagve five edges also.  to be exact, a soccer ball is a polyhedron that consists of 12 regular pentagons and 20 regular hexagons.  A soccer ball is an example of a polyhedron.