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Farmer Mac’s Bales


Farmer Mac’s hay bales are in the shape of rectangular prisms. Each hay bale is 2 m long by 2 m wide by 1.5 m high. The hay bales lie in rows in a field with one of the square sides of each hay bale on the ground and the rectangular sides of the hay bales facing each other. Farmer Mac leaves a 50 cm space between each hay bale.