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## Cross Diagonal Cover Problem

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Draw with an $$m\times n$$ rectangle, split into unit squares. Starting in the top left corner, move at 45° across the rectangle. When you reach the side, bounce off. Continue until you reach another corner of the rectangle:
How many squares will be coloured in when the process ends?
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