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Weekly Problem 29 - 2008

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
tangram with lengths marked
The parallelogram has base $6 \; \text{cm}$ and height $3 \; \text{cm}$, so area $6 \; \text{cm} \times 3 \; \text{cm} = 18\; \text{cm} $

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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