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AP Rectangles

An AP rectangle is one whose area is numerically equal to its perimeter. If you are given the length of a side can you always find an AP rectangle with one side the given length?


Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The perimeter of the shape is 4 x length, so the original rectangles are 10 cm long.
There is insufficient information to be able to say anything about the width - except that it is less than 10 cm.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.