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Age 14 to 16 Short
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Four identical blocks of wood are placed touching a table in the positions shown.

How high is the table?
 



 
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.
You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.