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 Grass Roots (Posted on 2004-12-12)

You have been captured by a mad king, he has placed you in a large field, he says you are free to go once you have calculated the area of the field.

He has left you with 1 pencil, 1 piece of paper, and 1 30cm ruler.

What is the quickest way to work out the area of the field, so you can go home to your family?

NOTE, from any position inside the field you can see the entire perimeter, assume that the field has four straight sides, though the angles may all be different.

Also, the area of the field is large enough to make it impractical to measure with the ruler

 See The Solution Submitted by Juggler Rating: 4.5000 (2 votes)

 Subject Author Date re(2): the author's solution Hugo 2004-12-17 20:23:13 re: the author's solution Larry 2004-12-17 16:52:13 re(3): REAL SOLUTION Larry 2004-12-17 16:47:22 re(2): REAL SOLUTION Timothy Bard 2004-12-14 18:03:53 practial solution Andrea 2004-12-14 00:04:46 re(3): Solution Juggler 2004-12-13 09:37:05 re(2): Solution Larry 2004-12-13 00:36:04 re: Solution Juggler 2004-12-12 23:23:44 re: REAL SOLUTION Larry 2004-12-12 20:39:15 REAL SOLUTION Steven Lu 2004-12-12 20:31:26 Alternate method Charlie 2004-12-12 19:27:38 re: Solution Charlie 2004-12-12 19:01:27 Solution Larry 2004-12-12 16:49:01

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