Sunday Times Teaser 2745 – Square Cut
by Des MacHale
Published: 3 May 2015 (link)
Jorkens, the wily old cricketer, is faced with a new type of square cut. His house has three square bedrooms, all of different sizes. He has just bought a new carpet for the largest bedroom and has cut up its old carpet into four rectangular pieces, the smallest of which has area four square metres. He is able to use the four pieces to carpet the other two bedrooms exactly.
What is the area of the largest bedroom?