Re: Optimal number of sheets

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• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:56:45 -0400 (EDT)
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The greedy algorithmus will solve your problem.
Take as many 7 cm sheets that do not yet exhaust the given height.
For the rest, take as many 4cm sheets that do not yet exhaust the rest.
e.t.c

By the way, here is a more interesting problem: What the minimum number
of heights you need to make all heights from 1 to 25.

sincerely, Daniel

Erb, John wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On a given occasion, I wish to create different thicknesses of a
> material, ranging
> say, for example, from 1 cm to 25 cm, in increments of 1 cm.
>
> How can I, using Mathematica, determine the minimum number
> of sheets of material I need?
> The material comes in thicknesses of 1, 2, 3, 4, & 7 cm.
>
> Thank you,
> John C. Erb
> email:  John_C_Erb at prodigy.net
>
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