Question #11219

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?

Expert's answer

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).

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).

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