This is a beautiful puzzle contributed by Suman Saraf – thanks Suman!
A wooden block is divided into eight smaller blocks by the three cuts, as shown in the figure. The areas of the seven visible blocks are labeled. What is the area of the 8th block?
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Happy blocking and tackling!