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by Brian Gladman on April 4, 2020

Sunday Times Teaser 3002 – Short Cut

by Victor Bryant

Published Sunday April 05 2020 (link)

To demonstrate a bit of geometry and trigonometry to my grandson, I took a rectangular piece of paper whose shorter sides were 24 cm in length. With one straight fold I brought one corner of the rectangle to the midpoint of the opposite longer side. Then I cut the paper along the fold, creating a triangle and another piece. I then demonstrated to my grandson that this other piece had double the area of the triangle.

How long was the cut?

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