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## #1 2012-03-29 18:16:03

gurthbruins
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### Geometrical Dissection: the 3 square problem

Part 1

(a necessary preliminary to Part 2, which will contain the real challenge)

Show how to dissect a square with area A into n pieces which can be assembled to make 3 separate squares, each with area A/3.
Any interesting n will be nice to see,  but the aim is really to see with how few pieces it can be done.

No gimmicks or 'tricks' are needed.
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## #2 2012-04-10 22:56:41

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### Re: Geometrical Dissection: the 3 square problem

Huh..interesting...

## #3 2012-04-16 18:10:08

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### Re: Geometrical Dissection: the 3 square problem

Here's a pretty picture to whet your  appetite:

It's only about 1000 years old!

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