Moebius StripDate: 5/24/96 at 2:10:55 From: Phillip Brown Subject: Moebius strip I am writing concerning a question on a piece of homework. What would happen if you cut a moebius strip in half lengthwise? Would you get two pieces or would you just keep cutting forever? Thanks :) Date: 5/24/96 at 11:9:36 From: Doctor Ethan Subject: Re: Moebius strip Well, I am not going to tell you. I am going to go one better and teach you how to find the answer. Take a sheet of notebook paper and cut off a one-inch-wide lengthwise strip. Then draw a line down the middle of the strip. Now bring the ends together and tape them together with a half twist to make a moebius strip. Now simply cut along the line that you had previously drawn. Then just see what you have. -Doctor Ethan, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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