# Difference between revisions of "2017 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 6"

## Problem

What is the largest number of solid $2\text{-in} \times 2\text{-in} \times 1\text{-in}$ blocks that can fit in a $3\text{-in} \times 2\text{-in}\times3\text{-in}$ box? $\textbf{(A)}\ 3\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 5\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 6\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 7$

## Solution

We find that the volume of the larger block is $18$, and the volume of the smaller block is $4$. Dividing the two, we see that only a maximum of four $2$ by $2$ by $1$ blocks can fit inside the $3$ by $3$ by $2$ block. Drawing it out, we see that such a configuration is indeed possible. Therefore, the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(B) }4}$.

~savannahsolver

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## See Also

 2017 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 5 Followed byProblem 7 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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