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The figure above shows the dimensions of a rectangular box

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The figure above shows the dimensions of a rectangular box [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2005, 07:33
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The figure above shows the dimensions of a rectangular box as (2*8*20) that is to be completely wrapped with paper. If a single sheet of paper is to be used without patching, then the dimensions of the paper could be

(A) 17 in by 25 in
(B) 21 in by 24 in
(C) 24 in by 12 in
(D) 24 in by 14 in
(E) 26 in by 14 in
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2005, 08:28
Total area of the box =

8*2*2 + 20*2*2 + 8*20*2 = 432

Only B gives a value that is greater than 432.
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