# Problem #2160

 2160 The $8\times 18$ rectangle $ABCD$ is cut into two congruent hexagons, as shown, in such a way that the two hexagons can be repositioned without overlap to form a square. What is $y$? $[asy] unitsize(3mm); defaultpen(fontsize(10pt)+linewidth(.8pt)); dotfactor=4; draw((0,4)--(18,4)--(18,-4)--(0,-4)--cycle); draw((6,4)--(6,0)--(12,0)--(12,-4)); label("A",(0,4),NW); label("B",(18,4),NE); label("C",(18,-4),SE); label("D",(0,-4),SW); label("y",(3,4),S); label("y",(15,-4),N); label("18",(9,4),N); label("18",(9,-4),S); label("8",(0,0),W); label("8",(18,0),E); dot((0,4)); dot((18,4)); dot((18,-4)); dot((0,-4));[/asy]$ $\mathrm{(A) \ } 6\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 7\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 8\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 9\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 10$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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