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Old 2015-10-18, 08:09   #1
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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 https://www.mathsisfun.com/

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

Also note that both the board and the hole measure 24 m^2

Happy Puzzling,

Matt
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Old 2015-10-18, 08:26   #2
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Code:

*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|
*                                                                              *
*                                                                              *
*                                                                              *
*.......................................                   A                   *
*                                      .                                       *
*                                      .                                       *
*                                      .                                       *
*                                      .                                       *
*                  B                   ........................................*
*                                                                              *
*                                                                              *
*                                                                              *
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*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|*********|
Then slide piece A 4m rightward and 1m down.

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Old 2015-10-18, 09:40   #3
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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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