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Square dissection (Posted on 2006-05-16) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Take a square and place two equally spaced points on each side (trisecting the sides.) Starting at one corner label the points and corners around the perimeter A, B, C, D, , L.
Connect with straight lines the pairs AI, BH, CG, DL, EK, and FJ. The resulting figure has four squares and pieces around the edge that can be rearranged to make 6 more (for a total of 10.)

How could you use a similar method to dissect a square into twenty-nine squares? How about 58? What numbers are possible by this method?

See The Solution Submitted by Jer    
Rating: 3.6667 (3 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionWhat numbers are possible?Leming2006-05-16 12:34:33
Some Thoughtsre: (2) Solution - clarificationLeming2006-05-16 10:45:05
Questionre: SolutionCharlie2006-05-16 10:25:22
SolutionSolutionLeming2006-05-16 09:48:09
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