Carpet Cutting Puzzle
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08-06-2010, 02:41 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Western New York state (USA)
Device: Kindle Oasis & the Kindle app on iDevices
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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