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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. 
August 12th, 2018, 12:23 PM  #2 
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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 
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After you've placed 5 rows of 3 boxes, some space remains. However, it's in an Lshape that allows only one more box to fit in.

August 13th, 2018, 09:46 AM  #4 
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August 14th, 2018, 01:02 AM  #5 
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Yes (assuming you meant "plus one box in the Lshape").

August 14th, 2018, 02:40 AM  #6 
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Yes I did mean that thanks


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