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In Neverland, there are magic laws of nature, one of which reads: “A magic carpet will fly only when it has a rectangular shape.” Frosty the Snowman had a magic carpet measuring $9 \times 12$. One day, the Grinch crept up and cut off a small rug of size $1 \times 8$ from this carpet. Frosty was very upset and wanted to cut off another $1 \times 4$ piece to make a rectangle of $8 \times 12$, but the Wise Owl suggested that he act differently. Instead he cut the carpet into three parts, of which a square magic carpet with a size of $10 \times 10$ could be sown with magic threads. Can you guess how the Wise Owl restructured the ruined carpet?

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