Perhaps you can see right through it, and others of us can also see right through it, but I'll bet that there are a lot of people out there who can not . It is a brilliant variation on the old problem, and actually much nicer I think.
-----Original Message----- From: Philippe [mailto://email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2000 2:27 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Triangle Area paradox
You can see right through it:the two triangles (the brown and the dark green) are not similar (2/5 <> 3/8). So the "hypotenuse" of the great "triangle" is a broken line and the "triangle" is a quadrilateral. A french reader of your site by accident. Best regards