I'm having some math issues, around the concept of rectangles: lengths, widths and areas.
Now back at school we all learnt that Area = Length x Width. But the problem I am facing is to calculate the change in length and width that an increase to the area would create. Thus I have area (A) and I need to add P% scrap/waste to it, what is the new Length and Width? I'm kind of thinking that log tables might enter into this, but it's been so long since I messed with log tables that I have no recollection of where to start.
Oh and to add a kink in the works, I'm not sure which solution I need:
Area = Width x Length NewArea = Area + 10% Option 1: NewArea = (Width + Fixed) * (Length + Fixed) Fixed = ?? Option 2: NewArea = (Width + Perc%) * (Length + Perc%) Perc = ??