# Least-sided shape

dalycitylocal
Posers and Puzzles 24 Mar '07 04:44
1. 24 Mar '07 04:442 edits
What is the least sided shape in this image? It must be a closed figure.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h56/calmsavior/Least-sided-Shape.jpg
2. 24 Mar '07 05:18
The D with only 2 sides?
3. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
24 Mar '07 17:26
Are these shapes supposed to be orthographic projections of 3 dimensional objects? And we are supposed to figure out which 3D shape would have the smallest number of sides? Is that the puzzle?
4. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
25 Mar '07 08:311 edit
Originally posted by sonhouse
Are these shapes supposed to be orthographic projections of 3 dimensional objects? And we are supposed to figure out which 3D shape would have the smallest number of sides? Is that the puzzle?
Objects have faces, vertices and corners not sides.
Gatel solved it.
5. Palynka
Upward Spiral
26 Mar '07 15:151 edit
Originally posted by Gastel
The D with only 2 sides?
LOL, my instinct was to say the frame around the figures, but your suggestion is even better! ðŸ™‚
6. 26 Mar '07 21:42
Originally posted by XanthosNZ
Objects have faces, vertices and corners not sides.
Gatel solved it.
what counts as a side on a D. Clearly the line on the left, but the curved line on the right is all one 'side'?
7. 27 Mar '07 02:08
Originally posted by Coconut
what counts as a side on a D. Clearly the line on the left, but the curved line on the right is all one 'side'?
The nut strikes again!

I guess that means that a circle has no sides, nor does a sphere (ball to you).
8. 27 Mar '07 08:28
Originally posted by Gastel
The D with only 2 sides?
The C. Depending on whether you count curves as sides, it's either one side, or none.

Richard
9. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
27 Mar '07 09:54
Originally posted by Shallow Blue
The C. Depending on whether you count curves as sides, it's either one side, or none.

Richard
The C isn't a closed shape and is therefore not up for consideration.
10. 27 Mar '07 09:57
Originally posted by XanthosNZ
The C isn't a closed shape and is therefore not up for consideration.
Sorry, I overlooked that.

Richard
11. 02 Apr '07 09:05
I don't think a curve counts as a side, or else it would count as an infinite number of sides, in which case the answer is E) none of the above.
12. 16 Apr '07 03:11
If we don't count anything with a curved side, it would be the closed part of the A, which is a triangle.
13. 16 Apr '07 19:36
Actually the curve for D isn't a curve, if you look closely, you can see the pixels, which shouldn't be possible for a curve. Therefore, the frame is the least sided figure in the picture.