# Problem #1716

 1716 A square with side length 8 is cut in half, creating two congruent rectangles. What are the dimensions of one of these rectangles? $\textbf{(A)}\ 2\ \text{by}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \ 2\ \text{by}\ 6\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \ 2\ \text{by}\ 8\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 4\ \text{by}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4\ \text{by}\ 8$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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