0041: The Cursed Square |
A good friend of mine asked me to work out a dissection of a square into several pieces such that
it is possible to arrange the pieces to an equilateral triangle. Because I knew that there is a method to
accomplish this task, I tried this challenge. The result is the puzzle that you see here: It is a
dissection of a square into 5 different pieces. The objective is to arrange the pieces either to make
the shape of a square or the shape of an equilateral triangle. According to the underlying theory it is also
possible to make two different parallelograms (each using the five pieces).
If you like, you can have a try on finding a dissection for yourself.
Here you see the five pieces in the arrangement of a square:
And here the five pieces in the arrangement of an equilateral triangle: