Name : Heather
Age: 11
Grade 6th

QUESTION: A rectanglular piece of carpeting is 90 inches long and 90 inches wide. How can the carpet be cut into two pieces of equal sides and shape to cover an area of 100inches? There can only be one cut and no scraps. Please show me how.

Thank you,

Hi Heather,

Since the area of the piece of carpet that you have is 90x90 = 8100 square inches and the new piece is to be 100 inches on one side, it must be 81 inches on the other side. What about a cut as in the diagram below?


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