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 November 24th, 2015, 01:24 AM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2015 From: usa Posts: 152 Thanks: 0 Geometric puzzle challenge Here is a great geometric puzzle. that has led to new geometric shapes. This is the puzzle. You must design two geometric shapes. With these two geometric shapes, you must be able to construct either a circle or a square. You must use both shapes in the construction of the circle or the square. All of the two shapes used must be congruent. Let me know if anyone is up to this challenge. Thank you. Last edited by skipjack; December 15th, 2015 at 08:13 AM.
 December 15th, 2015, 08:01 AM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2015 From: usa Posts: 152 Thanks: 0 Clues for Geometric Puzzle Challenge Please let me know if any one is trying to solve this. If so, and you would like a clue let me know. At some point, I will give the answer, due to the answer's amazing mathematical correlations. I want you all to see. Let me know. Thanks. Last edited by skipjack; December 15th, 2015 at 08:08 AM.
 December 15th, 2015, 08:15 AM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,929 Thanks: 2205 What does "construct" mean in your description?
 December 15th, 2015, 09:24 PM #4 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2015 From: usa Posts: 152 Thanks: 0 I am sorry, Maybe I should have said, You must use both shapes in forming, both the circle or the square. So the word construct, should also mean, to form, assemble, or put together. Sorry for the confusion. Thank you Skipjack I find you are one of the best elements, and help to all, on this site. Thank you for your true, and great help. Last edited by mark eaton24; December 15th, 2015 at 09:26 PM. Reason: error
 December 15th, 2015, 10:47 PM #5 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,929 Thanks: 2205 Put together so that they "fill" the "interior" of the square (or circle) without any overlapping and without leaving any "holes"? Thanks from mark eaton24
 December 15th, 2015, 11:47 PM #6 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2015 From: usa Posts: 152 Thanks: 0 Yes, exactly.
 December 22nd, 2015, 09:30 PM #7 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038 Isn't this the same joke as: New Geometric Shapes Results shows Pi to be 3.1312 The moderators CLOSED that thread, Mark; you are sneakily reviving it? I thought you were a person of high standards... OK, if pi = 3.1312..., will that reduce world starvation? Will all car wheels need to be adjusted? All as silly as moving a few idiots to Mars...the billions that'll be spent doing that, along with probably monthly trips to bring 'em food... I hope the moderators close this thread also.
 January 1st, 2016, 08:40 PM #8 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2015 From: usa Posts: 152 Thanks: 0 I will be showing you the solution of how you can use two shapes to make a circle or a square. I do not lie, and I am not sneaky. This is important and the reason I posted this as a challenge. For the purpose of showing if you cannot solve this easy puzzle how can you remark on something you have not seen. Due to this I will show the answer soon as I said I would. Soon you will see I am a man of my word. If I am wrong I will say so after a few people see the truth, and convince me I am wrong. I do not lie for anyone, my word is my truth. Let me know If anyone wants the answer.
January 1st, 2016, 09:16 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by Denis Isn't this the same joke as: New Geometric Shapes Results shows Pi to be 3.1312 ... OK, if pi = 3.1312...
If you remember the narrative about how that value was created, you may like to look at this video, where somebody who knows what he's talking about does a similar thing and gets 3.15..., but inexplicably fails to claim that everybody over the last 4+ millennia has had the wrong value.
https://youtu.be/Ngj0a57Rlb0

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 Originally Posted by v8archie ... but inexplicably fails to claim that everybody over the last 4+ millennia has had the wrong value.
That guy is evidently joking.
Anyway, just a little deviation of the scissors from performing
an exact circular cut can create such silly results.
Or the cardboard's weight is not uniform.

However, enjoyed the video. Thanks Archie.

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