High School Challenge

Week Ending 5-9-99

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Congratulations to Perry Kariotis of Liberty High School in Liberty, MO. Perry wins the Casio CFX-9850G Color Graphing calculator.

A New Floor I am putting carpet on the floor of a 12 feet by 12 feet room. I have a 16 feet by 9 feet piece of carpet that has no pattern and is uniform in color. I am able to make carpet seams any way I elect to do so, and am able to attach it to tack strips on the edges of the room with no excess carpet needed. What is the fewest number of pieces I can cut the 16 by 9 piece to make a 12 by 12 piece? Describe how you would cut the 16 by 9 piece to accomplish the task.

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