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 Euclidean Math puzzle 2000-01-24 From Margaret Matthews: (Check out this web-site: Simeon's Triangle Puzzle ) I have tried to figure out how this could be, because everything I know about it tells me it can't be. However, I can't seem to make it NOT work. Two right angle triangles. They are each cut up into four identical pieces. In the first, all the pieces fit together so that there are NO empty spaces; in the second, presumed to be identical in size to the first, the pieces are slightly rearranged, and now, there IS a space in the triangle. Answered by Patrick Maidorn and Claude Tardif. Magic Square 1995-10-20 From Marianne and Carrie:How can an 8 by 8 square have the same area as a 5 by 13 rectangle?Answered by Denis Hanson.

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