Answer to Question #11219 in Real Analysis for Mallory
You want to arrange 18 blocks into a rectangular shape. What are all the ways this can be done? (outline the rectangles to illustrate.) Also, What mathematical concept does the first part illustrate?
n 3 ways. First - 18 blocks in a line, second - 2 lines of 9 blocks and third - 3 lines of 6 blocks. It illustrates teh concept of factorization of a number (total number of blocks in a rectangular calculated as number of lines times the number of blocks in each line).