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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wittywonkaonline
    Chocolate Expert
    16 Feb '07 03:29
    This may have been posted earlier, but I have not seen it, so here it is anyway. Take a look at the site below.

    http://www.caughtatwork.net/freaky/view.php?itemid=11

    Got an explanation?
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    16 Feb '07 05:43
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    This may have been posted earlier, but I have not seen it, so here it is anyway. Take a look at the site below.

    http://www.caughtatwork.net/freaky/view.php?itemid=11

    Got an explanation?
    Yes. The slopes of the hypotenuses of the two inner triangles are not the same. Thus, neither combination of the 4 shapes makes a perfect right triangle. The top combination is like a right triangle with the hypotenuse bowed in, and the bottom combination is like a right triangle with the hypotenuse bowed out. This subtle difference in area compensates for the 'missing square' in the bottom combination.