Minus' Solution to

Building Boxes with Bob
Posted April 21 - 27, 1997

The box with a height of 72 meters has a width of 36 meters, and a length of 108 meters. All the other boxes will have a height, width and length ratio equivalent to the largest box.

Height x width x length = 2 x 1 x 3

There are 36 such boxes, as you can multiply these dimensions while keeping the same ratio, up to the dimensions 72 x 36 x 108

Your Solutions

Minus seems to have stumped everyone this week. Only one person cooked up a correct answer. Unfortunately, he wouldn't share with us his recipe for success. A special thanks goes out to Sam Corbin [kenc@pioneer.net] for his answer:

36 boxes.

Come on all you math whizzes!
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him into one snarky ol' shark.