i dont understand how this is possible...idk maybe i'm just stupid.
first i made an 8" x 8" grid on paper with a ruler, then i cut it up and rearranged the shapes to make a 5" x 13" grid...i got really confused and decided to get on gimp and try and make it more precise, but it didn't make a difference...infact i think it's less precise than my paper model
[Edited by moderator dstates, 10/28/2012 10:59:35 PM]
Link you're all right. with a more precise model, i could see that the hypotenuse of both triangles do not touch, and combined with the angles from the other 2 polygons, the gap between all the shapes makes a very skewed parallelogram with enough space to account for 'the missing unit'
[Edited by moderator dstates, 10/29/2012 6:43:35 AM]