Activity: Design a Deck

Alex wants to build a deck for the house.

It should be shaped about like this:

deck 4m x 2m

Alex can buy some beautiful hardwood, but it is only available in the following sizes:

Please tell Alex how many of each length he will need.

Note: Be Practical! Think about actually using real boards to make this deck.

Extension

Another practical thing: you don't want cuts to line up, so having two boards of 3.0m exactly next to each other is bad.

Also try for a different size of deck ... maybe one that suits your house.