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== Solution ==
 
== Solution ==
  
Cutting the square in half will bisect one pair of sides while the other side will remain unchanged. Thus, the new square is <math>\frac{8}{2}*8 = \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4*8</math>.
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Cutting the square in half will bisect one pair of sides while the other side will remain unchanged. Thus, the new square is <math>\frac{8}{2}*8</math>, or  <math>\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4*8</math>.

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Problem 2

A square with side length 8 is cut in half, creating two congruent rectangles. What are the dimensions of one of these rectangles?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \emph{2\ by\ 4}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \emph{\ 2\ by\ 6}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \emph{\ 2\ by\ 8}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \emph{4\ by\ 4}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \emph{4\ by\ 8}$

Solution

Cutting the square in half will bisect one pair of sides while the other side will remain unchanged. Thus, the new square is $\frac{8}{2}*8$, or $\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4*8$.

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