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Imperfect Square (Posted on 2004-10-14) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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The above piece of chocolate looks like a square with 4 pieces stuck on to it. How can you divide it with 4 straight cuts that they may form four congruent squares when moved? (You may not move the pieces until all cuts have been made, and you may not rotate or flip over any of the pieces when moving them. Also, all the chocolate must be used to make the squares.)

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re(3): Method for solving this type of dissection problem | Comment 7 of 8 |
(In reply to re(2): Method for solving this type of dissection problem by nikki)

The problem with going the other way with the cuts is that the figure is too "wide" (in the sense of perpendicular to the cuts.)

-Jer


  Posted by Jer on 2004-10-15 16:00:15
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