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Triangles to Squares (Posted on 2003-01-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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    
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nice Comment 7 of 7 |
great riddle
  Posted by Charming on 2003-04-07 07:47:58
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