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?
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 agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.
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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