 All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars  perplexus dot info  Triangles to Squares (Posted on 2003-01-20) You have 8 wooden right-angle isosceles triangles (the lengths of the two lines that make up the right angle are equal). These are numbered from 1 to 8. Every single triangle is equal in size. Using these triangles how many DIFFERENT squares can you make. (Not neccesarily all at once)

Note: A square must be entirely wooden in order for it count. A square cannot have the exact same combination of triangles that have already been used.e.g if you used triangles 1 and 2 in one combination you can never have a square made from only triangles 1 and 2. (However triangles 1 and 3 would make a distinct square)

 See The Solution Submitted by Alan Rating: 3.6000 (5 votes) Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.) solution? | Comment 5 of 7 | 28 combinations of 2 triangles together plus 57 combinations of 4 triangles together plus 1 set of 8 triangles equals 86 square combinations?
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