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John A Benson

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FW: Triangle Area paradox
Posted: Mar 19, 2000 1:38 PM
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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://palpha@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2000 2:27 PM
To: geometry-puzzles@mathforum.com
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





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