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Decision Mathematics and Combinatorics > Optimisation

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What size square corners should be cut from a square piece of paper to make a box with the largest possible volume?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make
their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

The net of a cube is to be cut from a sheet of card 100 cm square.
What is the maximum volume cube that can be made from a single
piece of card?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What is the longest stick that can be carried horizontally along a
narrow corridor and around a right-angled bend?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for
flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How many tours visit each vertex of a cube once and only once? How
many return to the starting point?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A box of size a cm by b cm by c cm is to be wrapped with a square piece of wrapping paper. Without cutting the paper what is the smallest square this can be?