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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Perplexed Carpenter

There is a hole in the barn floor that is exactly two feet wide and twelve feet long. A carpenter has only a single piece of wood that is three feet wide and eight feet long.

How can the carpenter take his piece of wood and, making only one cut, divide it into two equal parts that will exactly cover the hole in the barn floor?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

keep the piece vertical. cut 1 foot from edge till 4 foot down and towards other edge one foot and four foot down.