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#1 2013-06-12 03:52:12



Problem of Square Boards

Hi all,

             I have three sqaure boards,the surface of the first contaning 5 sq feet more than second,and the second containing 5 sq. feet more than the third.Can you find the exact measurement for the sides of the boards?

Thanks smile


#2 2013-06-12 05:10:05



Re: Problem of Square Boards

Hi golchhamohit;

Is there anymore to the problem because I am getting multiple solutions?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#3 2013-06-12 09:39:20

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Re: Problem of Square Boards

Hi golchhamohit,

I can only get formulas for their relationships, not a numerical solution without more info as bobbym said.

Side lengths as follows:-

In descending order of board size:

In ascending order of board size:

Any value of x will give the 5 square feet differences between the boards' surface areas as per the puzzle wording.

Last edited by phrontister (2013-06-12 11:08:16)

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