Carpet Cutting Puzzle
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08-06-2010, 02:41 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Western New York state (USA)
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Here's My Attempt
So excited. My first try at solving one of your puzzles (I usually have to give up and peek at the spoilers)!
Take the 10 x 10 carpet and cut twice: Two pieces will be 10 x 4 and one will be 10 x 2.
Cut the 10 x 2 piece so that you've got a 9 x 2 and a 1 x 2 piece.
Then, you put them together so the two 10 x 8 pieces are horizontal with the 9 x 2 piece butting up against them vertically on one side. Use the little 1 x 2 piece on the other side to finish off the empty space.
This explanation comes out better if I could show a picture, but since I've just figured out how to use spoiler tags, I'll just say "pic available upon request."
How'd I do?
Last edited by Mickey330; 08-06-2010 at
. Reason: Durn grammar!
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