this is my first post here, so hopefully this is the correct forum. any help is appreciated... i'm a business major, and i'm working on a project that involves saving a particular company money. i work for coca-cola, and i figured that i could use the fact that people i work with have trouble moving full pallets of coca-cola, due to the weight of the pallet. the pepsi vendor where i work receives pallets that are stacked 3 layers lower than the ones we receive, and moves them with much less effort. i figured i could come up with a formula for how much more work would get done, by shaving a few lbs off the pallets we pull, making the work easier. i figured that there are 12 cans in a single 12pk, 16 12pks in a layer and 13 layers in a pallet. the weight of the cokes themselves minus the pallet and the cardboard containers is roughly 1872 lbs. shave off 3 layers of that and save 432lbs. that saves alot of effort and people will throw more product if it takes less effort, right? THE QUESTION :yuck: what are some good equations or formulas to justify this. i was thinking how much work would it take a 180 lbs male (me) to move this 1872 lbs pallet roughly 50 yards?