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Age 14 to 16 Short
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This 8 cm by 8 cm square of paper has been folded so that the corner at B lies exactly on top of E, the midpoint of CD. The dotted line shows the crease left by this fold.

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This problem is taken from 1000 Problems to Enjoy
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