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Archive for April 12, 2008

April Problem of the Month


What provides a better fit? A square peg in a round hole, or a round peg in a square hole? How well does each peg fit in its respective hole?

To provide a complete answer, express the “fit” of each plug as a percentage. To find
this percentage, divide the area of the peg by the area of the hole.

Saying that one of these creates a “better fit” means that the peg fills up a greater percentage

To get credit, you must not only provide the correct.
answer, you must also show your work.

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