The Minimum Gift Wrapper Problem

The last problem in the previous post asked about the least wrapper that can be used to wrap the box below. As we can see, if we wrap each side with a rectangular wrapper, it is equivalent to finding the areas of all the faces or finding the surface area of the prism. The original problem is as follows.

The Minimum Gift Wrapper Problem

Rina placed a gift for her friend in a box whose dimensions are shown below. She wants to cover the box. What is the least area of the wrapper that she could use?  Continue reading “The Minimum Gift Wrapper Problem”