Coca-Cola is one of the biggest companies in the world. It’s also one of the most successful, raking in billions of dollars every year. But is it overlooking a cost-saving opportunity in something as basic as the design of its classic can?
In this lesson, students will use surface area and volume to model the cost of a soda can. Then, they’ll come up with a rational function to search for a can design that’s even less expensive to make than the current one.