An artist makes necklaces. She packs each necklace in a small jewelry box that is $1\frac34$ inches by $2\frac14$ inches by $\frac34$ inch.
A department store ordered 270 necklaces. The artist plans to ship the necklaces to the department store using flat-rate shipping boxes from the post office.
Which of the flat-rate boxes should she use to minimize her shipping cost?
- Read the problem statement. What additional information will you need to solve this problem?
- Discuss this information with your group. Make a plan for using this information to find the most inexpensive way to ship the jewelry boxes. Once you have agreed on a plan, write down the main steps.