Christmaths Advent Calendar 2013: Day 2

This year’s Christmaths Advent Calendar will have a question for every day in December up to and including Christmas Day, each one featuring a new mathematical challenge.

Two identical pieces of wrapping paper are arranged to overlap each other by 8cm.

The length of the whole piece is 30cm.

Work out the length of one of the pieces of paper.


Got an answer? Please leave a comment below.

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  1. Clough
    Monday, December 2nd 2013 @ 18:36

    Gilbert and Linton say its 19

    • Mr Pitts
      Monday, December 2nd 2013 @ 18:45

      Again they would be correct! Thanks for commenting. I look forward to seeing your ideas about tomorrow’s puzzle.

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