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Wednesday, 14 December 2005

Gift Wrapping Formula for Christmas

I originally posted this a few years back, but thought it was a timely opportunity for a reminder:

The formula for a piece of paper to wrap a parcel (dimensions L(Length)*B(Breadth)*H(Height)) is as follows:

(2L+2H+X)*(B+H+X), where X is the required overlap.

This is a more economic version of the widely used version, which was promoted in the national press as being the most economical solution, probably by wrapping paper companies. By using my formula, a saving of H-X per present can be made. Think of all the mince pies that could buy.

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