100 Day Summer Challenge

100 problems in 100 days. #100problems

Day 52

52 of 100: Solve It Like Mondrian

Algebra Level 1

A \(16 \times 18\) rectangle is cut into smaller rectangles. Some of the areas of the pieces are given above. (The figure is not drawn to scale.) What is the area of the pink rectangle?

Finding the answer is much easier than proving it! There is nothing in the problem that indicates the sides have to be integers. If you like this problem, you may enjoy our Problems of the Week, including the problem this one was based off of.


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