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#1 2013-06-11 05:52:12

golchhamohit
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Registered: 2013-06-05
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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

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#2 2013-06-11 07:10:05

bobbym
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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2013-06-11 11:39:20

phrontister
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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 (2013-06-11 13:08:16)


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