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  1. Mar 19, 2015 #1
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    You and your friend will camp during the summer and going to buy a tent that has the form of
    a prism . The store has two different tents that you choose from. Which tent will you buy.

    Tent 1: 2.4 m long, 220 cm wide and 12 dm tall.
    Tent 2: 250 cm long , 21 dm wide and 1.15 m high
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2015 #2

    Quantum Defect

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    What is the figure of merit? I.e. is this a casual friend or a "close" friend to whom you would like to become closer? Is weight a factor? What are we minimizing or maximizing?
     
  4. Mar 19, 2015 #3
    I need to know which one I should buy. Which one is bigger.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2015 #4

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    These are all triangular prisms, I assume. The volume would be the area of the triangular face (0.5 * base * height) times the length. Convert everything to the same units (i.e. meters) and you will be comparing volumes in identical units i.e. cubic meters.
     
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