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Cross cut (Posted on 2006-03-06) Difficulty: 4 of 5
I have a cross in the form of one square with four identical squares surrounding it
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Cut it into the fewest number of pieces possible such that, when rearranged the pieces form two smaller crosses of identical size.

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4 pieces minus epsilon | Comment 14 of 18 |
          +---------+
|\ |
| \ |
| \ |
| \ |
| / |
| / |
| / |
|| |
+---------+|A +---------+
| | --- /|
| \ / B \ / |
| \ / \ / |
| \ / \ / |
| X X X |
| / \ / \ |etc...

As the curvy bits at A and B (and C and D not shown) get more and more pointed, the pieces can be put together to make better and better crosses.   


  Posted by Jer on 2006-03-07 15:32:14
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