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Transformation problem

  1. Mar 16, 2010 #1
    I was just wondering how I can start out with a parallelepiped only cutting 4 faces vertically, at right angles to the edges I cut through & rearrange the pieces so that I can get rectangular box so that the volume is the area of the base times the height.
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2010 #2

    LCKurtz

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    Re: Transformation

    If this is a puzzle where you are trying to re-arrange the pieces to form a rectangular box, I can't help you. Are you aware the volume of a parallelepiped is the already the area of the base times the height?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 #3

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    Re: Transformation

    Actually the volume of a parallelpiped is a.(bxc)
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 #4

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    Re: Transformation

    You mean |a.(bxc)|.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 #5

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    Re: Transformation

    Yup, no negative volumes here. :)
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 #6
    Re: Transformation

    How could you do it if you had say a loaf of bread or a paper model.
     
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