A total of 50.
Yes, a rectangle can be 17 inches by 1 inch
48- 2 inch circles with fit in a 12x16 rectangle.
You can`t be sure of the individual sides. A one inch by sixteen inch rectangle, an eight by two inch rectangle, a four inch by four inch rectangle all have the same area (16 square inches) but the first rectangle`s sides add up to 34, the second rectangle`s sides add up to 20, the third rectangle`s sides add up to 16
25 units squared
I think perhaps 2250 blocks .
You need 8 cubic blocks of sides 0.5 inches to make a 1 inch block.
Six and one-half blocks.