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Puzzle 48 | Rectangular Cardboard
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 09 Feb, 2018

Given a rectangular cardboard with a rectangular piece removed(of any size and orientation) how one can cut the rectangular cardboard in two equal parts with one straight line cut.

Solution:
Using the fact: “any line passing through the center of a rectangle divides the rectangle in two equal pieces.”

One can cut the rectangular cardboard by the line joining the center of the original rectangular cardboard and the center of the removed piece, this will divide the rectangular cardboard in exactly two pieces.

For example: refer below figure

A1 = A2 ……..(1)
A4 = A3 ……..(2)
 
So using (1) and (2)
A1-A4 A2-A3

This article is contributed by Vikash Kumar. Please write comments if you find anything incorrect, or you want to share more information about the topic discussed above

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