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The Fur Dresser's Mistake (Posted on 2004-05-28) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A fur dresser had to put a patch shaped like a scalene triangle on a piece of fur. Suddenly he realized he had made a terrible mistake. The patch fitted the hole but the fur side faced the wrong way.

The fur dresser, after some thought, cut the triangular patch into 3 parts, each of which would be unchanged when turned over. How?

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The fur dresser, after some thought, cut the triangular patch into 3 parts, each of which would be unchanged when turned over. How?

The triangular piece was acute.

So he found the circumcenter and drew lines from it to the corners.  This forms 3 isosceles triangles.  Each of which can be flipped over unchanged.

(Is this cheating?  This is how it is possible.)

-Jer


  Posted by Jer on 2004-05-28 14:48:08
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