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 Re: 3x1 rectangle to square   « Reply #25 on: Feb 14th, 2005, 11:19am » Quote Modify

Nice concerted effort for the easier problem (all squares allowed to be differently sized). Only one case can be improved I think.

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xy - y = x5 - y4 - y3 = 20; x>0, y>0.
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 Re: 3x1 rectangle to square   « Reply #26 on: Feb 14th, 2005, 2:02pm » Quote Modify

duh, yeah.. 7 = 3+4
Cut the square in 4, then cut one of the smaller squares in 4 again.
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