# You have a piece of paper, 10cm by 10cm. Area = 100cm^2. For some reason, you need a square piece of paper with.........

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You have a piece of paper, 10cm by 10cm. Area = 100cm^2. For some reason, you need a square piece of paper with an area of 50cm^2. Using the paper you have, what's an easy way of getting the new square?

posted Nov 16, 2016

Good explanation
Thank you !

By marking the middle of each side and draw four straight lines.
the new straight lines are valued sqroot (5^2 +5^2) or sqroot (50)
therefore the by cutting across the lines , we get a square of 50 cm^2

answer Nov 24, 2016 by anonymous

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