puzzle of the Month, January 99
Less is more, a square root problem
= 1, how could this be possible? Find the error...
Unforeseeable dissection puzzle
First, cut out the grey shape shown in fig. a) below in order to obtain
4 identical pieces.
Then, try with these pieces to form a 8-spike star as shown in fig.b).
this page and make an enlarged copy of the fig. a).
Then, try to solve the puzzle according to the terms above
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Problem nr 1)
seems unbelievable, nobody found the solution to this puzzle! Well,
I submit to you another similar problem in the next "Puzzle of the
Month" (February 99) hoping that you will solve it... I'll give you
both solutions next month.
is the solution a)
here the solution b)