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flooring - math question

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I am installing hardwood floor.  I have planks that come in 6 ft, 4 ft, 3 ft, and 2 ft.    I have 42 rows to install, each row being 14 foot wide.  I have 32 6ft planks; 16 4ft planks; 96 3ft planks; 16 2ft planks.   I want to maximize the usage of the planks, with the least amount of waste.   Can anyone help me out?   Must be a way to do this using math.
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