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Missing Square Puzzle

Postby tonyccc » Thu May 02, 2013 4:45 pm

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Re: Missing Square Puzzle

Postby Get Real! » Thu May 02, 2013 5:28 pm

The diagonal cut allows you the rearrange the blocks in such a way that you can lengthen or shorten the height of the rectangle.

That’s why he doesn’t always use the frame… they only fit in the frame under the original arrangement.
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Re: Missing Square Puzzle

Postby kurupetos » Thu May 02, 2013 5:33 pm

tonyccc wrote:Can anybody explain this? http://www.flixxy.com/missing-square-puzzle.htm

He is changing the hypotenuse at every instance he splits the surface. The total change equals the 'extra pieces'. It wouldn't work without an angle. :wink:
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Re: Missing Square Puzzle

Postby cyprusgrump » Thu May 02, 2013 6:08 pm

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