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Covering a Square (Posted on 2016-06-24) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Can a square having a side length of 2.1 be completely covered by seven squares each having a side length of 1?
What is the longest possible side length of the square satisfying the given conditions?

Provide adequate reasoning for your answer.

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re: One arrangment Comment 2 of 2 |
(In reply to One arrangment by Brian Smith)

It's not hard to calculate the largest square this arrangement can cover:

3/2 + sqrt(2)/2 or about 2.2071

I'm pretty sure there's no better arrangement.

  Posted by Jer on 2016-06-24 12:11:28

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