Just in case it wasn't obvious to everyone, I just like to point out
there is *no* real world solution; since both boards have the same
surface area (288 sq.in.), and all saws have some kerf, you can't cut
the board even once and expect the same surface area unless you recover
the sawdust, mix it with resin or something and glue it back on (an
interesting idea, but not in the spirit of the rules).
Given that, I think lacking a perfect 90 degree turn doesn't really matter.
So cut it with a knife. Sheesh.
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Looks pretty trivial. My answer is the same as Doug's, recognizing
that the loss due to saw kerf is not part of this idealized problem.
A non-trivial version of this puzzle is the following: You have a
10'x10' piece of carpet and a 1'x8' piece of carpet. Cut one of these
two carpet pieces into two pieces (with no losses), and use the
resulting three pieces to carpet a 9'x12' room.
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I can do it with two cuts but not yet with one
<< From: Robatoy snipped-for-privacy@BULLtopworks.ca
Date: Mon, Jan 3, 2005 7:14 AM
I had seen this many moons ago, but my BIL reminded me of it over the
A guy has a 3' x 8' board.
He needs to fill a hole 2' x 12'
He cuts the board into 2 pieces, which fit the hole perfectly.
I'm sure some of you have seen this, but it still demonstrates what
'thinking out of the box' is all about.
I accept all .dwg, .dxf and scanned pencil or ascii art. *G*
Result will be posted in abpw in the next few days.
PS. Board-stretchers are not allowed.
Cut into peice "x" and peice "o" as below
Rejoin like this:
So, do I win a shiny new tool? :)
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