I need help with a math question.

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  1. dragontron88

    dragontron88 Your new Lord, & Master

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    I feel like an idiot asking here, but what the hell. How do I fit 24, 3 x 5 tiles in to a 17 x 22 tile setting, I know it can be done, but I do not know how to arrange them to work, any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    It can't be done.

    EDIT: or rather, it can, but you'll have a bunch of space left over.
     
  3. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Well, the most you should have over is 14 units ...

    17 x 22 = 374

    3 x 5 = 15 x 24 = 360

    So an optimal layout should only have 14 leftover spaces (anymore blocks would overflow).

    I came up with this:

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    And there ya go.
     
  5. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Math hurts my poor, dumb little head :( 
     
  6. SFGMaster

    SFGMaster Owns a Juvisy

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    Are you actually packing things in a box like this? if so, you could move the vertical ones (5-8, 17-20) to the very top and bottom of the layout and then your free space is arranged in a nice little 2x7 area in the middle for stuffing something else into. :) 
     
  7. dragontron88

    dragontron88 Your new Lord, & Master

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    Jux, you are a GOD! No, this was a real math question out of school, I was messing around with it all day yesterday, asking friends, family, no one could figure it out. Thanks alot!
     

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