# Smaller Rectangles within a Large Rectangle

## The maximum number of smaller rectangles - or squares - within a larger rectangle (or square)

The calculator below can be used to estimate the maximum number of smaller rectangles - or squares - that may fit into a larger rectangle or square. The calculator can be used to calculate applicatons like

- the number of bricks in a wall
- the number of rectangular cuts possible from a steel or plywood plate

Input the large rectangle inside dimensions - and the outside dimensions of the smaller rectangles.

Default values are for *0.5 x 0.8 inch* rectangle inside a *10 inch x 10 inch* square. The calculator is generic and all units can be used - as long as the same units are used for all values.

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