January 15th, 2008, 03:38 PM  #1 
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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) . . I'm becoming quite desperate .. rather mad actually . ** 
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"?

January 19th, 2008, 01:08 PM  #3 
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Are you allowed to choose the sizes of the squares, or are they all the same size?

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 . 
January 21st, 2008, 04:14 PM  #5  
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