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How many 6 Cm by 4 Cm by 3 Cm boxes can fit in to a 6 Cm by 8 Cm by 12 Cm box?

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Justin Parker on May 31, 2019

Okay so for this question all you need to do is to find the volume of the box is the surface area multiplyed by the depth...... so the smaller box is 6 x 4 x 3 = 72 cm 3 larger box = 6 x 8 x 12 = 576 cm3 therefore to calculate how many boxes fit in the large box divide the volume of the larger box by the smaller box and see how many times it will fit 576 divided by 72 = 8 so the answer is 8 times Update Dsstrainer: This is unfortunately incorrect and not as easy as it is going to do. Only works if you break the smaller boxes in thousands of millions of pieces and have no spaces. Volume only works with liquids or plasmas, and perhaps the dust. Since it is 3-dimensional, is much more complex scenario referred to as Bin Packing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin_packing_problem .


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