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January 5, 2015

Today we calculated the volume of the balloon. We had to use the circumference to calculate the radius first.

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We then looked at what the smallest box would be to contain the balloon. We came up with two ideas….a cube and a cylinder….after calculating the surface area and volume for each package, we determined that the cylinder is the best choice because the volume and surface area are both smaller.

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