# Quadratic Equations: Reducing the Size of a Candy Bar

Not what you're looking for?

Reducing the Size of a candy Bar:

A jumbo chocolate bar with a rectangular shape measures 12 centimeters in length, 7 centimeters in width, and 3 centimeters in thickness. Due to the escalating costs of cocoa, management decides to reduce the volume of the bar by 10%. To accomplish this reduction, management decides the new bar should have the same 3 centimeter thickness, but the length and width each should be reduced an equal number of centimeters. What should be the dimensions of the new candy bar? What would be the dimensions with a 20% reduction?

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

This shows how to change dimensions for given percent reduction.

##### Solution Preview

The first task is to set up the equations correctly.

Let L,W,H be the original length, width and height of the bar.

Let V be the volume.

We can calculate the volume, V = LWH.

Reduce the ...

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### Exponential Expressions

In this quiz, you will have a chance to practice basic terminology of exponential expressions and how to evaluate them.

##### Multiplying Complex Numbers

This is a short quiz to check your understanding of multiplication of complex numbers in rectangular form.

##### Probability Quiz

Some questions on probability

##### Geometry - Real Life Application Problems

Understanding of how geometry applies to in real-world contexts

##### Know Your Linear Equations

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that will present you with a linear equation and then make 4 statements about that equation. You must determine which of the 4 statements are true (if any) in regards to the equation.