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# When Jackson is finished playing with his rectangular blocks that each

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When Jackson is finished playing with his rectangular blocks that each have dimensions of 4 in by 2 in by 1 in, he must put them back in a cube-shaped bin with sides of 5 in. If each block must be laid flat and be laid the same way in the bin, what is the maximum number of blocks he can fit in his bin and still be able to close the lid?
A) 12
B) 10
C) 8
D) 6
E) 4

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17 Oct 2018, 09:46
Well if we draw a cube with sides 5

So height, width, and length is 5

We can place the rectangular blocks in the way that makes length 4, width 1 and height 2

This way we will have 5 pieces in first layer and another 5 pieces in another layer.

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