Determine the total number of 3 x 5 rectangular pieces of cardboard that can be cut from a 17 x 22 rectangular piece of cardboard such that the amount of waste is a minimum.
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In two opposite corners fill two opposing 10x12 rectangles.
In the other two corners fill two opposing 12x5 rectangles.
Note: 10+12=22 and 12+5=15 so these fit nicely.
The unfilled portion is a 2x7 rectangle in the center.
Posted by Jer
on 2014-06-09 10:56:11