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View Poll Results: #1: Suppose we are looking at a sphere whose diameter is larger than the distance between your eyes.
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May 8th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Can you solve this geometry problem?

This question is not all that difficult, but it might still make you think a little!

All replies are welcome as long as they don't give the answer away!
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May 8th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #2
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Sure, if the parts of the sphere are semi-transparent.
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May 8th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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Sure, if the parts of the sphere are semi-transparent.
I just knew someone would suggest that!
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May 8th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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All you have to do is set up a mirror a decent distance away from you, and you can see half the sphere by alternately looking directly at the sphere and looking through the mirror at it :P !

Using two mirrors, and placing them behind and two each side of the sphere, you can see all of it at once :P :P !
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May 8th, 2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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Using two mirrors, and placing them behind and two each side of the sphere, you can see all of it at once
I'm not so sure. I think you need 3 mirrors to be able to see the whole sphere.

Also, yay! Somebody agrees with my answer to the original problem.
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