The England win

A unit square containing two red overlapping congruent rectangles. If they cover exactly half the square’s area, what is their width x?

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The width x is 1-√2/2, which is approximately 0,293.

Solution by Dmitriy Spiridonov.


The cross
A very strong symbol
Lots of flag wear it
Like Switzerland
Who is celebrating today
Its 731 years
Or the northern countries
It’s a political,
military or
religious symbol
Like the red cross of
Saint Georges
Reminiscent of the crusades
And becomes the Union Flag Jack


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