Posted by **kaa** on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:34am.

A gift box measures 6 in. along each edge You cut a rectangular sheet of wrapping paper to get a single piece with which you can cover the box without overlapping. What are the smallest possible dimensions of the original sheet of wrapping paper?

a. 24 in. by 18 in.

b. 20 in. by 14 in.

c. 18 in. by 20 in.

d. 12 in. by 14 in.

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**kaa**, Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:43am
please

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**Reiny**, Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:52am
I thought Steve just showed you how to find the correct answer.

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1389975375

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**Steve**, Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:55am
Hmmm. I get 18x24, since you need 24" to go all the way around the box.

Then you cut out the corners so you get a T-shaped sheet of paper. The 18" cross-piece will wrap around the base and two of the sides.

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