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What is the maximum number of 4x4x4 cubes that can fit in a rectangula

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What is the maximum number of 4x4x4 cubes that can fit in a rectangular box measuring 10x12x16 ?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 20
D. 24
E. 30

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It is more of a HCF question as we need to find the maximum number that can fit in 10x12x16.
The number of cubes that can fit in 10x12x16 =
(10x12x16)/(4x4x4) = 30 cubes.

IMO Answer is E.

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IMO (D).
10/4 = 2 (plus some fraction)
12/4 = 3
16/4 = 4
Hence 2x3x4=24

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the maximum number of 4x4x4 cubes that can fit in a rectangular box measuring 10x12x16 ?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 20
D. 24
E. 30

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We need to find maximum number of 4x4x4 cubes that can fully fit in 10x12x16 rectangular box
=> number of cube boxes * volume of cubes=volume of rectangular box

Let number of boxes be n

=>n * 4x4x4 = 10x12x16

=> n= \(\frac{10 * 12 * 16}{4 * 4 * 4}\)

Notice that only 12(4*3) and 16(4*4) are divisible by 4. \(\frac{10}{4}\) = 2.5. How can 2.5 cube boxes fit? So maximum number of boxes ≠ 30 (trap answer)

So instead of 2.5, only 2 boxes can fit.

Therefore, maximum number of boxes = 2 * 3 * 4 = 24..........option D
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possiblities of max cubes which can fit in a box ;
10/4 ; 2
12/4 ; 3
16/4 ; 4
2*3*4 ; 24
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Bunuel wrote:
What is the maximum number of 4x4x4 cubes that can fit in a rectangular box measuring 10x12x16 ?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 20
D. 24
E. 30

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To find:
    • The maximum number of 4 x 4 x 4 cubes that can fit in a rectangular box measuring 10 x 12 x 16

Approach and Working Out:
    • Volume of the box = 10 * 12 * 16 = 1920
    • Volume of a cube = 4 * 4 * 4 = 64
However, 10 is not divisible by 4 and 10= 2.5. So, at max 2 cubes can fit in one side.

Therefore, maximum number of cubes = \(\frac{10*12*16}{4*4*4} = 2* 3* 4 = 24\)

Hence, the correct answer is Option D.

Answer: D
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New post 26 Sep 2019, 07:22
I'm afraid that's incorrect EgmatQuantExpert hehe.
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Bunuel wrote:
What is the maximum number of 4x4x4 cubes that can fit in a rectangular box measuring 10x12x16 ?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 20
D. 24
E. 30

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Let us assume 16 - length , 12 - breadth and 10 - height of the rectangular box in which the cube of side 4 are to be fitted.

So along the length we can place = 16/4 = 4 cubes

Along the breadth we can place = 12/4 = 3 cubes

Along the height we can place = 10/4 = 2.5 Hence 2 cubes

So maximum number of cubes that can fit = 4*3*2 = 24 cubes (D)
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