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Rough Rectangle

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

The length of a rectangle is 6 cm and its width is 5 cm, both correct to the nearest centimetre.

What is the smallest possible area the rectangle could have?


This problem is taken from the World Mathematics Championships
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