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Area division
Dan has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 partners. What are the two different ways to solve it?
First solution: First, Dan reserved to himself one-fourth in the form of a square. Then he took the remaining 3/4 shape and scaled it down by 1/4. He then, multiplied the shape into 4 identically shape pieces, and aranged them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape. Second solution: Dan created a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square. Then he took the remaining 3/4 shape and divided it in similar shapes as it showen in the drawing.
Area division
Dan has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 partners. What are the two different ways to solve it?
First solution: First, Dan reserved to himself one-fourth in the form of a square. Then he took the remaining 3/4 shape and scaled it down by 1/4. He then, multiplied the shape into 4 identically shape pieces, and aranged them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape. Second solution: Dan created a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square. Then he took the remaining 3/4 shape and divided it in similar shapes as it showen in the drawing.