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Posted On 2017-01-25

Answer 33^2 = 1089 Break this problem into a smaller one. Suppose the question is for square of side 3 units and to divide it into 9 squares of 1 unit as side length with minimum number of cuts. The answer will be 4 (two vertical and two horizontal cuts). Extend the problem to the original problem. It would require 32 horizontal and 32 vertical cuts resulting in 64 cuts. To generalise the problem, for a square of length n units to be cut into n^2 equal parts, it would require 2(n-1) cuts

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