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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That could be a trick part of the question and maybe not.

That problem was given to me as part of a much bigger problem.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You mean, you want all 16 solutions?

The problem is a standard elementary school one... I think you ought to post the bigger problem...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am only aware of 2 solutions! How the heck can a problem with 16 solutions be elementary?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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12 of them are just rotations of 4 other, and of those 4, 2 are the mirror images of the other two, so, it's not as bad as it sounds...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you aware you are using the top side ( one side ) of the square?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Then 2 it is.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Maybe only one...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Nope, 2.

Is that what you meant by orientation?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think the drawing indicates that E is outside of the square.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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So?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Unus solutio!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No, there are 2. One is shown in the picture and the other isn't...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm is there another that keeps the proportions?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, Unus solutio!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Duo solutio!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Look at the drawing. The short side is on the left. Remember, 3:4:5. Unus solutio.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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In the other solution it is also on the left and all proportions are the same. Duo solutio!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm?! Talk is cheap as we say over here. You will now have to produce those two solutions.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I will, but tomorrow or at the weekend.

Basically, the mirror image of point E in BC is also a valid solution...

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-01-29 11:53:41)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not seeing that. The little side BE will always be on the left and E will always be on top.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

The two solutions are on the picture in the link below...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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When did we agree not to take the solution inside the square?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Post #1084

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