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explain this to me.

dstates  posted on Oct 28, 2012 10:58:21 PM - Report post

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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]

Neo7  posted on Oct 28, 2012 11:48:53 PM - Report post

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The measurements are inconsistent. You can tell with the longer leg of the green triangle that in one side it is 7.5 "units" while on the right it is 8 units.

dstates  posted on Oct 29, 2012 12:21:39 AM - Report post

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maybe that is just part of my crappy editing, as it works almost perfectly with paper and scissor cuts.

Latiosmaster47  posted on Oct 29, 2012 1:54:39 AM - Report post

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originally posted by dstates

maybe that is just part of my crappy editing, as it works almost perfectly with paper and scissor cuts.

That would make sense though, because 64 and 65 aren't that far apart?

DABhand  posted on Oct 29, 2012 4:20:46 AM - Report post

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It is hard to explain, because you are using a non-geometrically correct way of putting things together that this is possible.

If you did it in blocks, like the green triangle would not have a straight hypotenuse but more like a step type hypotenuse (i.e. not flat) then it wouldn't have worked.

Just how it is.

[Edited by DABhand, 10/29/2012 4:21:24 AM]

dstates  posted on Oct 29, 2012 6:43:14 AM - Report post

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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]

Darkish  posted on Oct 29, 2012 12:56:06 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Latiosmaster47

quote:
originally posted by dstates

maybe that is just part of my crappy editing, as it works almost perfectly with paper and scissor cuts.

That would make sense though, because 64 and 65 aren't that far apart?

Yeah they are like one number apart...

dstates  posted on Oct 29, 2012 4:40:20 PM - Report post

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thank you darkish.
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