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Square = half itself? (Posted on 2006-05-04) Difficulty: 1 of 5
A man had a window a yard square, but it let in too much light. He blocked up half of it. After this he still had a square window a yard high and a yard wide. How did he do it?

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re(2): alternatives | Comment 8 of 19 |
(In reply to re: alternatives by Jer)

"'a 2 ft x 2ft, 3 in, rectangle, placed in any orientation within the yard square. '

This is not a square window, not is it a yard high and a yard wide."

This is an opaque rectangle within the square window. The outer perimeter of the window is still square.

 


  Posted by Charlie on 2006-05-04 15:34:33
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