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Let the side length of each square <math>S_k</math> be <math>s_k</math>. Then, from the diagram, we can line up the top horizontal lengths of <math>S_1</math>, <math>S_2</math>, and <math>S_3</math> to cover the top side of the large rectangle, so <math>s_{1}+s_{2}+s_{3}=3322</math>. Similarly, the short side of <math>R_2</math> will be <math>s_1-s_2</math>, and lining this up with the left side of <math>S_3</math> to cover the vertical side of the large rectangle gives <math>s_{1}-s_{2}+s_{3}=2020</math>. We subtract the second equation from the first to obtain <math>2s_{2}=1302</math>, and thus <math>s_{2}=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }651}</math>. | Let the side length of each square <math>S_k</math> be <math>s_k</math>. Then, from the diagram, we can line up the top horizontal lengths of <math>S_1</math>, <math>S_2</math>, and <math>S_3</math> to cover the top side of the large rectangle, so <math>s_{1}+s_{2}+s_{3}=3322</math>. Similarly, the short side of <math>R_2</math> will be <math>s_1-s_2</math>, and lining this up with the left side of <math>S_3</math> to cover the vertical side of the large rectangle gives <math>s_{1}-s_{2}+s_{3}=2020</math>. We subtract the second equation from the first to obtain <math>2s_{2}=1302</math>, and thus <math>s_{2}=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }651}</math>. | ||
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Problem
Rectangles and and squares and shown below, combine to form a rectangle that is 3322 units wide and 2020 units high. What is the side length of in units?
Solutions
Solution 1
Let the side length of each square be . Then, from the diagram, we can line up the top horizontal lengths of , , and to cover the top side of the large rectangle, so . Similarly, the short side of will be , and lining this up with the left side of to cover the vertical side of the large rectangle gives . We subtract the second equation from the first to obtain , and thus .
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Solution 2
Assuming that the problem is well-posed, it should be true in the particular case where and . Let the sum of the side lengths of and be , and let the length of rectangle be . We then have the system which we solve to determine .
Solution 3 (faster version of solution 1)
Since, for each pair of rectangles, the side lengths have a sum of or and a difference of , the answer must be .
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