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Offline RT 55J

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I feel like confusing all of you.
« on: February 19, 2007, 06:22:16 PM »
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http://members.cox.net/xlegionx/Triangle%20Puzzle.gif



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Offline Revned

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RE: I feel like confusing all of you.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 07:01:41 PM »
Ah, that's an easy one. The red and turquoise triangles don't have the same slopes, so the large "triangle" isn't really a triangle.

Offline JonLeung

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RE: I feel like confusing all of you.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 08:18:18 PM »
The "whole triangle" looks like it has a height of 5 units in length and a base of 13 units in length.  5 x 13 divided by 2 should give us the area, 32.5 square units.



But the pieces are:

12 units = red

08 units = green

07 units = yellow

05 units = turquoise

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32 units



I'm guessing that the illusion of giving and taking a half square unit both ways is what causes a whole square to appear to be missing.  Or something.



Anyway, did you give Revned his cookie yet?  What kind of cookie is it?