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# Please help with a math problem

Posted on 2013-06-22

Please help with the following problem:

The forms design section of a city agency recommended that the sizes of forms used by the agency be limited to the sizes that can be cut with the least amount of waste from either 17" by 22" or 17"x 28" sheets. Of the following, the size that does NOT comply with this recommendation is:

A. 4.25 x 5.5

B. 3.75 x 4.25

C. 3.5 x 4.25

D. 4.25 x 2.75

I calculated the square inches of each sheet and divided by the square inches of the possible choices. I did not get the correct answer.

Please tell me how you arrived at your answer. Thanks in advance.

sheana