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A company has of material to make an open cylindrical container (has a bottom but no top). How should they design the can so that it can hold as much as possible. Use the steps as outlined in Lesson 7.2.1.

1. Draw a diagram.
2. Name and define the variables and given information.
3. Write and simplify equations relating the given and needed information.
4. Identify the variable you are trying to find and write it in terms of the other variables.
5. Graph the function finding either the high or low points.