Join the two brocades together to make
one large square cushioncover.
How can you do this so as to mutilate
the material as little as possible?
Make the cuts
only along the lines that divide the little chequers.
I cut the two squares in the manner desired into
four pieces that would fit together and form another larger square,
taking care that the pattern should match properly, and when I had
finished I noticed that two of the pieces were of exactly the same
area; that is, each of the two contained the same number of chequers.
Can you show how the cuts were made in accordance with these conditions?
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