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by Brian Gladman on May 3, 2015

Sunday Times Teaser 2745 – Square Cut

by Des MacHale

In a house with three square bedrooms of different sizes, the carpet in the largest can be cut into four rectangular pieces in such a way that the resulting pieces can be used to exactly carpet the other two.

If the smallest of the four pieces has an area of four square metres, what is the area of the largest bedroom?

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