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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?

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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?


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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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