You are all alone on a desert island and want to measure exactly 3 inches (I have no idea why, but that isn’t important right now). Unfortunately, you have only an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper. How can you use it to measure exactly 3 inches?
If you have not tried to solve the puzzle, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break.
“Dog-ear” the page by folding one corner across to the opposite side. The area below the dog-eared portion will measure 8.5 x 2.5. Reopen the paper and fold this 8.5 x 2.5 portion up into the page. The area that remains uncovered measures 8.5 x 6; it can be folded in half to produce a height of 3 inches.
Did you solve it? Any other solutions?
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