Gerri has two identical square tarpaulins. Unfortunately, these tarps aren’t quite big enough to cover the brand new spa bath.
So Gerri’s decided to cut the tarps and tape them together to make a bigger tarp.
They want their final tarp to be a square, and they want it to be as big as possible.
Can you work out a way to make a big square without wasting any of the tarp material? What’s the fewest number of cuts they need to make?
Scroll down for the answer!
If Gerri cuts each tarp in half diagonally, they can arrange them with the original corner angles in the middle and the diagonals around the outside to make one big square. And it only takes two cuts!
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