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Old 08-06-2010, 03:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mickey330 View Post
So excited. My first try at solving one of your puzzles (I usually have to give up and peek at the spoilers)!

Spoiler:
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?

Marilyn
As with the other solutions proposed so far, I think yours works, but it's possible to do it in fewer pieces.
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