Problem #2066


The plane is tiled by congruent squares and congruent pentagons as indicated. The percent of the plane that is enclosed by the pentagons is closest to

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$\textbf{(A)} \ 50 \qquad \textbf{(B)} \ 52 \qquad \textbf{(C)} \ 54 \qquad \textbf{(D)} \ 56 \qquad \textbf{(E)} \ 58 \qquad$

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  • Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
  • Square roots should be written as sqrt(3), 5sqrt(5), sqrt(3)/2, or 7sqrt(2)/3 as appropriate.
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