Are the books all the same size? Do each of the schools order at least 400 books?
If not, I'd buy some different boxes.
Sort them by amount, divide each amount by 400. (If the box has a capacity of 400 books, odds are the manufacturer has a schmatic on how they would fit.) Put them in boxes. Put the leftovers in smaller boxes. Ship them out. Good luck.
Also... the books where shipped to you, right? Well, then why don't you use the original boxes? That would potentially save some book-to-box packing time and you'd be recycling.
John J Reiser
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||