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Squaring shapes: (Posted on 2004-09-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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.

See The Solution Submitted by Benjamin J. Ladd    
Rating: 2.4000 (5 votes)

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re: solution | Comment 2 of 9 |
(In reply to solution by B)

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

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