Resources tagged with: Optimisation

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There are 10 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Optimisation, you may find related items under Decision Mathematics and Combinatorics.

Broad Topics > Decision Mathematics and Combinatorics > Optimisation

Cuboid Challenge

Age 11 to 16
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What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?

Gutter

Age 14 to 16
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Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?

Fence It

Age 11 to 14
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If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

The Fastest Cyclist

Age 14 to 16
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Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?

Crossing the Bridge

Age 11 to 18
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Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

Classic Cube

Age 16 to 18
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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?

Bend

Age 16 to 18
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What is the longest stick that can be carried horizontally along a narrow corridor and around a right-angled bend?

Maximum Flow

Age 16 to 18
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Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.

Cube Net

Age 16 to 18
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How many tours visit each vertex of a cube once and only once? How many return to the starting point?

Wrapping Gifts

Age 16 to 18
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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?