<![CDATA[Math Is Fun Forum / The mutilated Chessboard]]>2006-11-07T14:13:04ZFluxBBhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=4806<![CDATA[Re: The mutilated Chessboard]]>Acceptance of proofs. Mathematicians no way accept a proof unless it passes the test 100%. Not 99.99%, only 100%.]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=6822006-11-07T14:13:04Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=48582#p48582<![CDATA[Re: The mutilated Chessboard]]>How does this make mathematicians rigid though?]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=30222006-11-04T22:08:12Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=48375#p48375<![CDATA[Re: The mutilated Chessboard]]>I agree with ganesh. A typical person would try a bunch of ways, and after a while, give up concluding that there is no way to do it.

Come to think of it, my geometry teacher gave us this problem the first day of class when I was a freshman in highschool. Pretty cool problem.

]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=21432006-11-04T19:48:00Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=48367#p48367<![CDATA[Re: The mutilated Chessboard]]>I'm not sure why you think we're(mathematicians) are rigid based on that link, but it's an interresting way to solve the problem. I knew it beforehand though]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=30222006-11-04T17:54:52Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=48364#p48364<![CDATA[The mutilated Chessboard]]>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutilated_chessboard

Doesn't that show how rigid we mathematicans are with proofs?