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The side of the new square is half the distance of the diagonal of the 8" square.
ReplyDeleteSo, if this is the 8" square:
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Move one of the coins to the center of the square:
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Now move the bottom left coin to the other side of the new triange to form a square.
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Each side is 5.66" long.
Nice illustrations, Mr Don! I was struggling with how I was going to describe this answer, but you did it perfectly.
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