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    Yet another puzzle for you!

    Two farmers had bought five square acres of land that had divided their farms and had asked a surveyor to lay out a straight fence that would divide their purchase into two equal parcels of land. After much thought, the surveyor came up with the answer. How was it done?

    This is an easy one!

    25 Comments

    Original Poster

    http://i21.tinypic.com/j9pshy.jpg

    aint got a clue lol

    http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6864/50928862qp0.jpg

    Banned

    with one fence?

    ;-)

    Ace Hayward;2038459



    where do u put the straight fence? .. nice colouring btw

    http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3958/j9pshyie5.jpg

    Original Poster

    Ace Hayward;2038459



    That's like three fences and should be only two areas non-split.

    is it diagnally ? from top left to bottom right

    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff26/GAVINLEWISHUKD/Untitled2.jpg

    Im too slow got beaten by stoke!

    Original Poster

    Magic_monkey;2038505



    How do you know both sides have same size?

    http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/3259/j9pshyml0.jpg

    o i thought it was all fenced off already with the grid going through it all.

    Abvance;2038519

    How do you know both sides have same size?



    How do you know they are not?

    Abvance;2038519

    How do you know both sides have same size?



    cos he's a surveyor. he knows all!!!!

    helllloooooo is it not diagnally from top left to bottom right ???????????????? lol

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;2038541

    How do you know they are not?



    Then prove it, it's wrong btw.

    Original Poster

    vicknanth;2038553

    helllloooooo is it not diagnally from top left to bottom right … helllloooooo is it not diagnally from top left to bottom right ???????????????? lol



    Heard you the first time, but that's wrong, lol

    Abvance;2038519

    How do you know both sides have same size?


    http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4395/j9pshy2tl4.jpg
    Add it up.

    Abvance;2038574

    Heard you the first time, but that's wrong, lol



    lol sorry no one answered me

    Magic_monkey;2038582

    Add it up.



    WOW stoke wins again!

    Original Poster

    Had a couple of different answers but that actually works, lol.

    http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/5617/24048008th2.jpg

    What's the answer you were looking for?

    When you said "divide their purchase into two equal parcels", you didn't say whether you meant equal shape or equal area. If you mean equal area then there is an infinite number of solutions :?

    i give up
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