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Topic: Problem of the Week, February 21-25
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 Problem of the Week Posts: 292 Registered: 12/3/04
Problem of the Week, February 21-25
Posted: Feb 21, 1994 6:04 PM

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.

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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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