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No Rotation Dissection (Posted on 2004-10-19) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Take a square and cut it as you wish into a finite number of pieces. Rearrange the pieces without rotating or flipping any of them to form an new square that is rotated 45-degrees compared to the original.

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Rating: 3.3333 (9 votes)

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This is hard to do | Comment 2 of 25 |

I'm wondering if it is possible at all.

Didn't some ancient Greek guy get thrown out of a boat for demonstrating that the diagonal of a square is not expessable as a ratio of its side.

This would seem to imply that without an infinite number of cuts, this can't be done.

-Jer


  Posted by Jer on 2004-10-19 18:15:21
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