You have an equilateral triangle you want to wrap with a square piece of paper. If the triangle has unit sides, what is the smallest square piece of paper that can be folded around the triangle such that both the front and back sides of the triangle are completely covered by the paper?
(In reply to estimate
1.1 is VERY close to what I got. s = 3 * (sqrt(3) - 1) / 2 or 1.098076... If I could show my diagram, I would. Of course, that's if the way I did it was the correct way.
Posted by Michael
on 2005-10-11 23:20:25