Apr 27, 2007
By: Caroline Latham
In honor of Mathematics Awareness Month 2007: Mathematics and the Brain, here is another mathematical brain bender from puzzle master Wes Carroll …
The Unkindest Cut of All, Part 1 of 2
Type: MATH (Spatial)
The area of a square is equal to the square of the length of one side. So, for example, a square with side length 3 has area (32), or 9. What is the area of a square whose diagonal is length 5?
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