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Weekly Problem 2 - 2009

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The $16$ by $9$ rectangle is cut as shown.

16 by 9 rectangle cut into pieces

Rearrange the pieces to form a square. What is the perimeter of the square?

 

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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