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Best Answer bonanova, 28 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

You have a square with an area of 1 m2.  You cut the square along its diagonal.  Working with half of the square, you cut the square again but this time you cut a straight line that halves the half shape without bisecting the (remaining 90 degree) angle.  The result of the cut leaves a triangle and a quadrilateral.  Find the length and location of the shortest straight cut which divides the board into these two parts of equal area.


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