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August 12th, 2018, 12:05 PM   #1
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The campsite shop sells boxes of Funshine Cereal.

The base of each box is a 180 mm x 60 mm rectangle.

The shelf where the boxes are displayed is a 65 cm x 35 cm rectangle.

Work out the maximum number of boxes that will fit on the shelf.
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 August 12th, 2018, 12:23 PM #2 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 47 Thanks: 1 I converted the measurements all in the same units as centimetres as I divided 180mm divided by 10 = 18cm then I divided 60mm divided by 10 = 6cm. 18 cm x 6 cm = 108 cm. Then I multiplied 35 cm by 65 cm = 2275 cm. Then the final answer is 2275 cm divided by 108 cm = 21.06 cm. So maximum number of boxes which would fit would be 21 boxes. Last edited by skipjack; August 13th, 2018 at 07:46 AM.
 August 13th, 2018, 07:45 AM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,291 Thanks: 1683 After you've placed 5 rows of 3 boxes, some space remains. However, it's in an L-shape that allows only one more box to fit in.
August 13th, 2018, 09:46 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by skipjack After you've placed 5 rows of 3 boxes, some space remains. However, it's in an L-shape that allows only one more box to fit in.
So 5 x 3 = 15 plus the L Shape = 16 boxes.

 August 14th, 2018, 01:02 AM #5 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,291 Thanks: 1683 Yes (assuming you meant "plus one box in the L-shape").
 August 14th, 2018, 02:40 AM #6 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 47 Thanks: 1 Yes I did mean that thanks

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