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Math

# Can You Solve The Shrinking Pool Math Problem?

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## Here's The Problem

## Here's The Answer

## Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Fun Math Problems

#### The Shrinking Pool Problem

This video depicts the same problem as above, but instead of the pool shrinking by 1/3 and 1/2 each time, it shrinks to 1/3 and 1/2 of the previous measure. Apply that language to the problem and you'll get the same answer as is stated in this video.

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#### The Tetrahedron Puzzle

This one seems a lot easier than it really is.

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#### The Three Square Geometry Problem

Proof that geometry can be really fun.

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