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Pentagon Partitions (Posted on 2016-12-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Find a way to partition a square into convex pentagons.

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(In reply to A solution (spoiler) by broll)

I can't follow this construction.

Initially I thought AB was to be a vertical line that bisects the square, and CD to be horizontal. But if E and F are on CD then CE is along that line.

Reinterpreting, E is on AB, so the vertex and base of the pentagon are on the same line.  Maybe I should go back to the first interpretation and allow CE to lie along CD.


OK, I see now, going back to the first interpretation.  AB and CD are only construction lines; not part of the actual division into pentagons.

Edited on December 12, 2016, 11:25 am
  Posted by Charlie on 2016-12-12 11:19:42

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