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Weekly Problem 3 - 2012

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

I have four rectangular pieces of thin hardboard whose dimensions (in cm) are 55 x 85, 65 x 75, 65 x 85, 90 x 105. Without bending the hardboard, how many of these can I get through an open rectangular window measuring 60 cm x 80 cm?

 

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.  


This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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