How can a 2x4 rectangle be cut (and still remain in one piece) and be able to be folded into a 1x1x1 cube?
How about a 3x3 square?
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Redundancy is important. As I look at Charlie's Part 1 we can make the unlabelled cell redundant by cutting from right to left across three cells.
Diagonally fold/crimp that cell so that you have an "L" shape in whatever rotation it appears.
Now, just crimp the edges between the faces and fold into a cube; yes we have two squares/faces occupying the same face of the cube which has not been denied.
I need to reread and check Charlie on his second but I don't think that he is suggesting a "J" solution. "J"? One cut in that shape. I think I have three solutions that embody that. That is part of tomorrow's game plan.
Posted by brianjn
on 2007-12-19 09:42:22