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ERIC Number: EJ938144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Making a Bed
Wexler, Anthony; Stein, Sherman
College Mathematics Journal, v36 n3 p213-221 May 2005
The origins of this paper lay in making beds by putting pieces of plywood on a frame: If beds need to be 4 feet 6 inches by 6 feet 3 inches, and plywood comes in 4-foot by 8-foot sheets, how should one cut the plywood to minimize waste (and have stable beds)? The problem is of course generalized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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