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April 26th, 2009, 09:22 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  divide a rectangle into equal rectangles
Dear all, i need to divide the area of a rectangle to equal rectangles based on parameter. for example if i specify a parameter as 3 , i need 3 best fit rectangles based on the area of my rectangle, if i specify 10 i need 10 equal rectangles .. any idea.. thank you. 
April 27th, 2009, 12:51 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 18,416 Thanks: 1462 
What exactly does "best fit" mean?

April 27th, 2009, 05:28 AM  #3  
Senior Member Joined: Mar 2009 Posts: 318 Thanks: 0  Quote:
(It might help if you posted the exact text of and instructions for the original exercise.) Thank you!  
April 27th, 2009, 06:33 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 895 Thanks: 0  Re: divide a rectangle into equal rectangles
This is a "fill the container with boxes" problem. Not a simple solution in general?

April 28th, 2009, 05:05 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Re: divide a rectangle into equal rectangles
my rectangle has a width of 1288 and height of 778 i need to divide this area into multiple rectangles based on my parameter, for example if give the parametere as 3 i need 3 equal rectangles within this area(1288x77 if if give the parametere as 6 i need 6 equal rectangles within this area(1288x77 hope the situation is clear now.. thank you for your reply. 
April 28th, 2009, 06:42 AM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: May 2008 From: York, UK Posts: 1,300 Thanks: 0  Re: divide a rectangle into equal rectangles
If you have a rectangle of side lengths and then you can fit into that rectangle exactly rectangles of side length and for any Is that what you wanted?

April 28th, 2009, 07:24 AM  #7 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Re: divide a rectangle into equal rectangles
this will reduce the size of only one side right? i am a programmer .. i want divide my screen(computer monitor) to multiple square or rectangles to show some video on each rectangle, if i m having 10 cameras i have to divide the screen to 10 squares or rectangles to show the video, i need to show 5 cameras on one row and the other 5 in second row.. if i have 16 cameras i want to show 4 cameras on each row... i m having only the length and widht of the screen(monitor) and i will specify how many cameras i have.. is it clear now ..? thank you. 
April 28th, 2009, 09:45 AM  #8  
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 895 Thanks: 0  Re: divide a rectangle into equal rectangles Quote:
Also, PLEASE, this is not a chat group. Try writing your requests in appropriate grammar [capitals, sentence structure, etc.] It was for clarity that grammar was invented.  

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