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A 10 meter long rope is to be cut into two pieces and a square is to be made using each. The difference in the areas enclosed must be 1 1/4 square meters how should it be cut?

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  1. If the sides are x and y, then

    4x+4y = 10
    x^2 - y^2 = 5/4

    Now just find x and y

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