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Puzzle of Sphinx (Posted on 2006-10-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Here is a little sphinx, small version of the big one found in the Egyptian desert.( Its dimensions are written next to each side )

            /\
          1/  \
     /-1--/    \2
   1/           \
   /------3------\
             
What is the minimum pieces of little sphinx required to make a larger sphinx?

How many such irregular shapes can you think of which follow this logic?

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        / |  
      /   |
   / |    |
 /   | _ |
|    |    |
| _ |    |
|     \   |
|____\|

This is another such irregular shape.

 _ _ _ _
| |     |   Eight pairs of these two shapes on the
| |_ _  |   left can form a larger scale shape
|     | |   similar to one. 
|_ _ _|_|   

As can be seen thus far, these smaller "sphinges" are made up of squares and "half-square" triangles.  There are many of these shapes that can be formed. 


  Posted by Dej Mar on 2006-10-12 12:04:13
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