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Weekly Problem 50 - 2009

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Tom and Jerry must each cut their piece of paper in half. Suppose the sides of the original piece of paper have length $2x$ and $2y$, with $x\geq y$.


Then $2x+4y=40$ and $4x+2y=50$ which implies that $6x+6y=90$, therefore the perimeter of the original piece, $4x+4y=60$.
 

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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