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Problem of the Week

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Problem of the Week, February 21-25
Posted: Feb 21, 1994 6:04 PM
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The problem of the week is a regular feature here at the geometry forum.
Each weekend a high school level geometry problem will be posted, and the
following weekend a summary of solutions and their authors will be posted.

Please do not post solutions to the problem of the week; instead mail your
answer along with as detailed a description of your method as
necessary/possible to pow@forum.swarthmore.edu (replying to this message
will also work). Solutions should be received by midnight Friday so they
can be combined and posted over the weekend.

Please include your name, grade, and school along with your answer.

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Problem of the Week, February 21-25

Let ABCD be a square located on a Cartesian coordinate system
with A at the origin, B on the y axis, and D on the x axis.
P is a point in the interior of the square that is 3 units
from A, 5 units from D, and 7 units from B. What is the length
of a side of the square?

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