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sorry ive been out of school for a looooooong time tongue.gif i need to ship my computer and it is 18 inches long, i need the extra 2 inches for padding (20 inches) so i put my question in the form of a math problem! I just need to know the size box i need to shop for thanks all! thumb.gif i bet the answer is so easy and i know ill look stupid for this haha


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EDIT: i think i solved it... each side is 10 inches and the whole box would be 40 inches..????
Edited by jcrew3002 - 1/13/12 at 3:43am
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uhhh how wide is the computer?
    
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I think its 14,14 inches each side fro a square box but i would like some confirmation from someone else too.

 

Why are you packing it diagonally if you dont mind me asking? Wouldnt it be more effective horizontally?

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A squared + b squared = c squared pythagorean theorem
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it would be 10 per side. (a^2 + b^2 = 10 ^2, (a^2 + b^2 = 100) , (Square root of a 100 = 10)

there you go.

Yes the perimeter would be 40, but the area would be different.

Guess what it is
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Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post

uhhh how wide is the computer?

ha thanks all! illum excellent math sir.
good question, the computer is 8 inches wide, how would i factor that in? Im not sure but packing it diagonally seems to save overall space, or does it?
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You need a box of 14.15 inches by 14.15 inches for the larger side.

Edit: packing diagonally? You have to account for width of computer because your computer is not a ruler like in the diagram. Just pack it flat imho.

Instead of a cube shaped box, use a rectangular prism shaped box.
Edited by Riou - 1/13/12 at 4:10am
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You need a box of 14.15 inches by 14.15 inches for the larger side.
Edit: packing diagonally? You have to account for width of computer because your computer is not a ruler like in the diagram. Just pack it flat imho.
Instead of a cube shaped box, use a rectangular prism shaped box.

true, flat would save more space
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