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**golchhamohit****Member**- Registered: 2013-06-05
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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

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

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

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
- Registered: 2009-07-12
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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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