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Misshapen Butter Pats (Posted on 2005-08-16) Difficulty: 3 of 5
While buttering my bread at lunch one day I mused that one can not only cut a square pat of butter in half with only a knife, but also if the pat is in the shape of a regular n-gon, n>3. But what if the pat is shaped like an irregular quadrilateral?

Can you bisect the area of an arbitrary quadrilateral with one straight line using only a straightedge and a compass?

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re(4): Solution -- You're right; I'm wrongMcWorter2005-08-18 01:36:10
re: Out Of The Box -> It Is A Box - A slip.. sidewaysbrianjn2005-08-17 12:22:30
SolutionOut Of The Box -> It Is A Boxowl2005-08-17 03:10:06
re(3): Solution -- You're right; I'm wrongBractals2005-08-17 00:31:26
re(2): Solution -- You're right; I'm wrongMcWorter2005-08-16 22:56:59
re: SolutionMcWorter2005-08-16 22:02:03
SolutionSolutionBractals2005-08-16 15:59:37
Mannersowl2005-08-16 14:04:49
i hope soJud2005-08-16 14:02:30
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