An economical
carpenter had a block of wood
measuring eight
inches long
by four inches wide by three and threequarter inches deep.
How many
pieces, each measuring two and a half inches by one inch and a half by
one inch and a quarter, could he cut out of it?
It is all a
question of
how you cut them out.
Most people would have more waste material left
over than is necessary.
How many pieces
could you get out of the block?
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