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Curry Triangle Paradox
When reassembling the four pieces in the figure to another triangle, one square is left empty. How is this possible? This problem was invented by Paul Curry in 1953.
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Arne Eide
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In the solution, you can see a very narrow parallelogram of area 1.
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Published: May 9, 2012
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