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Garden Path (Posted on 2006-05-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A gardener has a rectangular garden 11m (AD) by 29m (AB) and wants to install a diagonal path exactly 1m wide. The edges of the path are ED and BF as shown in the diagram.
A_____________E__B
|            /  /|
|          /  /  |
|        /  /    |
|      /  /      |
|    /  /        |
|  /  /          |
|/__/____________|
D   F            C
Find the exact area of the path. (Note: EB is not the width of the path.)

See The Solution Submitted by Jer    
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re: Solution- I guess | Comment 3 of 11 |
(In reply to Solution- I guess by Leming)

This is set up wrong:

BG / EG  =  AD / (29 - EB)


  Posted by Jer on 2006-05-10 13:25:05
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