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i have a college algebra story problem...can you please help with this?

i have a college algebra story problem...to be considered safe for ocean sailing, the capsize screening value of C should be less than 2. for a boat with a beam(or width)b in feet and displacement d in pounds, C is determined by the function:C=4d^(-1/3)b
there is another equasion shown: C=54d^(-1/3)b
can you please help with this?
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Hey Brad -- it may be helpful to think about what the equation means ...
a deep, narrow boat is easy to capsize ... a wide, shallow boat is harder to tip over :)