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February 18th, 2012, 10:26 PM  #1 
Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  pls help to solve these problems...
Please help to solve this problem no.1...TIA! [attachment=0:ce89fk31]trapezoid01.JPG[/attachment:ce89fk31] 
February 18th, 2012, 10:27 PM  #2 
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and problem no. 2 please. TIA! [attachment=0:2f2jh6oe]squares01.JPG[/attachment:2f2jh6oe] 
February 18th, 2012, 11:46 PM  #3 
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Here are some very rough sketches: 1: [attachment=1:35y2itf1]trapezoid.jpg[/attachment:35y2itf1] The parts are similar to the original with side lengths of 1/2 the original. 2: [attachment=0:35y2itf1]squares.jpg[/attachment:35y2itf1] Again, the parts are similar to the original with side lengths of 1/2 the original. 
February 19th, 2012, 09:43 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 2,817 Thanks: 145  Re: pls help to solve these problems... These are fascinating shapes. A shape can be combined with its clones to make a larger (similar) model. There were named "reptiles" by Martin Gardner. Here is one more . . . called "The Sphinx". Code: * / \ / \ / \ / *** / / \ / \ ** \ ** \ / \ / \ *** 

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