*[This is a back-issue of one of this site’s newsletters]*

Last week, I emailed you a way to solve a simple math puzzle – how do you find a rectangle whose area equals its perimeter?

I took the puzzle, mixed in a little bit of algebra, and voila! A puzzle solution factory popped out, letting you generate rectangles from pythagorean triplets.

That’s all well and good if you happen to know a lot of pythagorean triplets (or know a formula for generating them – I’ll tell you one next week). If not, though, my solution isn’t all that useful.

So, this week, I’ve written up a simpler way to solve the same puzzle. Read about it here.

There’s always more than one way to skin a cat, as they say, and there’s always more than one way to solve a math problem. And the simplest way isn’t always the first one you think of, nor is it always the one you might have learnt from your teachers!

**Game Of The Week:**

This past couple of weeks, I’ve been getting emails about my traffic jam game. One from a teacher who uses the game in class, and another from a parent whose 7 year old wanted a math games party! How awesome is that!

Can you get the red car out?

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