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by Brian Gladman on May 11, 2019

Sunday Times Teaser 2955 – Go Forth and Multiply

by Nick MacKinnon

Published May 12 2019 (link)

Adam and Eve have convex hexagonal gardens whose twelve sides are all the same whole number length in yards. Both gardens have at least two right-angled corners and the maximum possible area this allows. Each garden has a path from corner to corner down an axis of symmetry. Adam multiplies the sum of the path lengths by the difference of the path lengths (both in yards) and Eve squares Adam’s answer, getting a perfect fifth power with no repeated digit.

What was Eve’s answer?

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