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Postby ken worley on Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:19 pm

ke_mikiao wrote:

ok........can you turn this:
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into a perfect square with only ONE line.



OK, here is the line.
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Postby PantyGnawer on Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:45 pm

I'm with Ken. That triangle is starting to piss me off. I've stared at it for so long that it feels like its mocking me.

Can I just pimpslap it so hard that it becomes a perfect square?
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:22 pm

Umm... how about if you remove the hypotenuse & the opposite and so you're left with one line which is a perfect square lying on its side (a perfect square with one line--get it?)?

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Postby bassfarian on Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:29 am

Damn I know this problem but I forgot how to solve it...
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Postby ke_mikiao on Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:13 am

St_JtB wrote:Umm... how about if you remove the hypotenuse & the opposite and so you're left with one line which is a perfect square lying on its side (a perfect square with one line--get it?)?

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Postby bassfarian on Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:51 pm

hmm so it seems to be very easy but nobody gets it... How about if you remove the hypotenuse and there's already a square at point C?
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Postby Jean Bart on Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:05 pm

ke_mikiao wrote:
ok........can you turn this:
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into a perfect square with only ONE line.

(you can disregard the letters and stuff.......just the shape is needed)


Well, I can turn the whole image into a perfect square, using a line to cut off the top of the actual (white) rectangle... mmmm not it?
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Postby PantyGnawer on Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:26 pm

I give up. And yes, I have a feeling that you better start running.
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Postby DeltaWhiskey on Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:36 pm

If you use a line to cut from the midpoint of a across to h, perpendicular to a, and rotate the upper section 180° around the intersection point at h, so that vertices A and B coincide...

Assuming side a = 2b, would that make a square?

Or do things like rotation not qualify?
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Postby blackeyedbutch on Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:31 pm

due to the technical definition of a line being never ending can we use as many line segments as we want?
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Postby RandomSam on Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:59 am

Well, the same technique could be used to turn a circle into a perfect square with one line.
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Postby ke_mikiao on Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:25 am

draw a line from the point C downward.......it'll turn the triangle into the number 4..............which is 2 squared........a perfect square......


:D:D:D


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someone else post one now..........this forum is acting buggy for me......
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Postby ken worley on Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:02 pm

...get a rope....
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Postby EarthRise on Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:09 pm

ke, I'm sorry, but I have to strangle you now.
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Postby Fatwalrus on Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:15 pm

ke_mikiao wrote:draw a line from the point C downward.......it'll turn the triangle into the number 4..............which is 2 squared........a perfect square......


:D:D:D


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someone else post one now..........this forum is acting buggy for me......


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