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Which square—large, medium, or small—covers more of the plane? Explain your reasoning.


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By observation,

  • 9 small squares are equivalent to one large square, implying that the 5 large squares are giving us 45 small squares.
  • 4 small squares can fit into one medium square, implying that the 10 medium squares are giving us 40 small squares.
  • There are only 10 small squares.

Therefore the large square covers more of the plane.

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