Loyd's Two-Greek-Crosses-to-a-Square Dissection

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This Demonstration illustrates Loyd's two Greek crosses to a square dissection. Samuel Loyd (1841–1911) created a multitude of chess and mathematical puzzles, including many dissections.

Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (March 2011)
Based on work by: Greg N. Frederickson
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the best known American puzzle composer. He published mathematical puzzle columns in variety of magazines. The best of his mathematical puzzles were collected into Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles [Frederickson 2002, p.73].

G. N. Frederickson, Dissections: Plane & Fancy, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997, 2002 p. 22.



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