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#1 BMAD

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:12 AM

Carter fenced in a rectangular plot of land and then divided it into two halves by putting another fence along the main diagonal. This diagonal fence measured 41 metres exactly.

Martindale also fenced in a rectangular plot of land in a similar way (including the diagonal fence) but his rectangle was one-third greater in area than Carter's plot and used less fencing.

In both plots all the the dimensions (lengths, widths and diagonals) were a whole number of metres.
How much more fencing did Carter use than Martindale?
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

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