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Can anyone let me how the following puzzle can be solved :

**draw a square. divide it into four identical squares. remove the bottom left hand square. now divide the resulting shape into four identical shapes**

Thanks,

Suppie

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In summary: A,B,C,D. The midpoint of side A is at mA1 and the midpoint of side D is at mD1. The center point is mC.In summary, the squares are A,B,C,D. The midpoint of side A is at mA1 and the midpoint of side D is at mD1. The center point is mC. The puzzle can be solved by drawing a square, dividing it into four identical squares, removing the bottom left hand square, and dividing the resulting shape into four identical shapes.

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Can anyone let me how the following puzzle can be solved :

Thanks,

Suppie

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Label the squares A, B, and C. The center point of A is cA, B is cB, and c is cC. Clockwise, starting at the top, name each side of each square: A1, A2, A3, A4, etc. Note A2 = B4, B3 = C1. Call the midpoint of each side mA1, mA2, etc. The center point is the point common to all three squares. Then, connect the dots:

mA3 + cA + cB (through mB4 = mA2) + cC (through mB3 = mC1) + mC4 + center point + mA3 again

Now erase the bottom half of A2 and the left part of B3 --> this is the shape you need. If you have divided the original square into 4 squares and kept those lines, then you should have the puzzle solved.

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This has been reported a few times, but so far it seems either nothing can be done to fix the problem, or it's a little to complicated to warrant fixing.

DaveE

To solve this puzzle, you will need to divide the square into four equal parts. You can do this by drawing a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner, creating two triangles. Then, draw a line perpendicular to the diagonal line, dividing each triangle into two equal parts. This will give you four identical shapes.

Step 1: Draw a diagonal line from one corner of the square to the opposite corner.

Step 2: Draw a line perpendicular to the diagonal line, dividing each triangle into two equal parts.

Step 3: You will now have four identical shapes.

The mathematical concept behind this puzzle is symmetry. By dividing the square into four equal parts, we are creating four identical shapes that are symmetrical to each other.

Yes, there are multiple ways to solve this puzzle. One way is to divide the square into four equal rectangles by drawing two lines parallel to each other. Another way is to cut the square into four equal pieces using a straight cut and rearrange them to form four identical shapes.

This puzzle is considered a brain teaser because it requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills to find the solution. It also challenges our spatial reasoning abilities and tests our understanding of symmetry and geometry.

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