Bunuel wrote:

What is the maximum number of rectangular cards, each 6 centimeters by 16 centimeters that can be made from 10 rectangular pieces of cardboard, each 54 centimeters by 48 centimeters?

(A) 27

(B) 72

(C) 240

(D) 270

(E) 360

First we need to check that if we cut smaller cards from the cardboard, are we able to consume the cardboard in complete, or some portion is left after cutting.

So 48/16 is completely divisible and 54/6 is completely divisible, which means if we cut 16 cm length along 48 cm breadth of the cardboard and 6 cm breadth of card along 54 cm length of cardboard, we will be able to consume the cardboard in totality.

So, From 1 cardboard the no. of cards that can be made = 54*48/(6*16) = 9* 3 = 27

So, from 10 such cardboard, total cards that will be formed = 27*10 = 270..

Note : Which solving question quickly, don't forget there are 10 cardboards, otherwise you will do mistake even after solving the question... it happens with everyone .. silly mistakes..

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