Solution #15: The Two Rugs

The 10 foot by 10 foot rug must be cut as shown below, each step being 2 feet long and 1 foot broad.

This gives two odd-shaped pieces together, a gap will be left in the middle which can be exactly filled by the 8 foot by 1 foot strip, which is shaded below.

Source: Longley-Cook, L. H.
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