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January 15th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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riDDLE !

I'm sorry . I didn't know where 2 put this topic ... however .
I seek help.
Problem :
You need to make a square out of five squares .
You are allowed to divide each square into different objects (most probably triangles) .
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I'm becoming quite desperate .. rather mad actually . **
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January 19th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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This is very easy if you are allowed to cut each component square into five pieces (a 1 × 1 square and four identical triangles with sides 1, 2 and √5). Can you clarify exactly what you meant by "different objects"?
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Are you allowed to choose the sizes of the squares, or are they all the same size?
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January 21st, 2008, 07:04 AM   #4
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they all have 2 be the same size .
but you can divide them differently .
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January 21st, 2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by lisalotte
they all have 2 be the same size, but you can divide them differently.
Must all the pieces obtained by dissecting the five squares be different from each other or can some be the same as each other (or mirror images of each other)?
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