Mathematically challenged here... I’d like to print 6 equal-size square images on an 11x17 page. The square images will then be cut from the page. Could someone tell me how large the squares can be if I want the printer to make the minimal number of cuts?

Many thanks for any help,



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11" / 2 = 5.5 " & 17" / 5.5 = ≈ 3.09 ∴ 5.5 2 "

So we conclude that 5.5" on a side squares should work fine - but it depends also upon the printable area of the sheet, which is printer-specific and you'll need to get effective area from your printer.

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Hope this helps.

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    Thanks so much, Gerard! This is extremely helpful.
    – Robin
    May 13, 2019 at 19:40

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