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Comments on Mat(h) Solution

I posted our first Simple Mat(h) Problem on April 27, 2017, and Jim Farrington submitted a solution a couple of weeks later. Here are a few more comments on the problem that I published (but in the wrong place). Although the mat cutter has no kerf, at the start of the cut the blade does […]

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A Simple Mat(h) Problem

Interesting math problems have always seemed to jump out of the woodwork at me. Here’s a simple geometry problem inspired by mat cutting. You don’t need a mat cutter or mat cutting experience to solve this problem, however. Starting with a regular 40″ by 60″ foam board, a 23″ (by 40″) slice had already been removed […]