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MattcAnderson 2015-10-18 08:09

A Holy New Board Game
 
Hi Math People,
Suppose you have a plywood board measuring 3m by 8m. You want to fill a hole that measures 2m by 12m. You also only want to divide the board into two pieces. Is it possible?

I know that real plywood only measures 4 foot by 8 foot.
I got this puzzle from [URL]https://www.mathsisfun.com/[/URL]

Also, for a hint, this is a simpler problem to one that I asked several months ago.
[URL]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=19499[/URL]

Also note that [SPOILER]both the board and the hole measure 24 m^2[/SPOILER]

Happy Puzzling,

Matt

ewmayer 2015-10-18 08:26

[code][spoiler]
*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|
* *
* *
* *
*....................................... A *
* . *
* . *
* . *
* . *
* B ........................................*
* *
* *
* *
* *
*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|
[/code][/spoiler]Then slide piece A 4m rightward and 1m down.

MattcAnderson 2015-10-18 09:40

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Ewmayer got it. And in less that 20 minutes.

I forgot to attach the picture that I borrowed from the internet.

Regards,
Matt


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