The ancient Greeks, being masters of geometric manipulation, often tried their hand at "squaring" various shapes. This involved using only the most fundamental rules of geometry to construct a square whose area equals the area of the original shape.
Can you follow in their footsteps and square a simple triangle?
The solution must hold for all types of triangles.
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I think the puzzle is asking that one actually construct, using straightedge and compass alone, a square with the same area as a given triangle. Measuring lengths is not allowed.
Posted by Charlie
on 2004-09-22 13:30:01