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To repair his kitchen​ subfloor, John cut a rectangular piece of plywood such that the width and length were two consecutive odd integers. If the product of the length and width is 575
​, what were the dimensions of the piece of​ plywood?

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  1. well, √575 = 23.9

    So look for odd numbers close to 24.

    Also, note that 24^2 = 576, so

    575 = 24^2 - 1^1

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