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The figure attached shows the dimensions of a rectangular [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2006, 18:31
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The figure attached shows the dimensions of a rectangular box 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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The area of the piece of paper has to be greater than 432.

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(B) 21 in by 24 in

Min. reqd. area is (8+2+8+2) x 24 inches

Only B satisfies.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 20:36
Intution works best here. Visualize wrapping the box. Only (B) covers all edges with a slight overlap.
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