Similarly for:

10' - 0" = 10 x 12 = 120 inches

3' - 0" = 3 x 12 = 36 inches

Then:

length of 8 feet since, in this instance, only one piece

= 3 pieces w/12 inches waste

is required. Item 6 is similar to item 2 and will be

listed accordingly; only the number standard lengths

If a 10-foot length was used there would be

in column 8 will be different:

48 inches waste, the unnecessary third

length (36 inches) plus 12 inches waste.

Thus for column 6, the 8-foot standard length is

chosen as it will supply the two required number of

The entries for columns items 5 and 6 are as follows:

pieces (column 3) with the least waste. Again, for

column 8, divide the number of pieces (column 3) by

number per standard length (column 7).

Hence, the developed entries for columns 6, 7, and 8

for item 2 would be:

items 1 and 3) select the 10-foot standard length as it

will supply two lengths with least waste. Then to

develop column 8 (number of standard lengths)

compute:

In this example, column 4 is omitted since it

is not used in the calculations.

Developed columns for item 7 follow:

above), observe that the item requires two pieces,

each 3' - 0" long. In selecting the standard length

(column 6) and the number per standard length

(column 7), calculate on the closest standard length

by trying an 8-foot versus a 10-foot length.

same size and number of pieces requirement as items

1 and 2, hence, no additional computations are

required. Thus the listings of items for 3 and 4 (for

columns 6, 7, and 8) are the same as for items 1 and

table is shown in figure 4-2.

2, respectively.