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Weekly Problem 44 - 2009

Stage: 2 and 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A garden has the shape of a right-angled triangle with sides of length $30$, $40$ and $50$. A straight fence goes from the corner with the right-angle to a point on the opposite side, dividing the garden into two sections which have the same perimeter. How long is the fence?

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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