# Constructing a Rectangle with the Same Area as a Pentagon

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This Demonstration shows how to construct a rectangle with the same area as that of an arbitrary pentagon . You can drag the vertices of the pentagon.

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Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (May 2017)

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This problem is taken from [1, p. 312], which is a translation from a textbook coauthored by Tarski. The explanation is taken from [1].

Reference

[1] A. McFarland, J. McFarland and J. T. Smith, eds., *Alfred Tarski: Early Work in Poland—Geometry and Teaching*, New York: Birkhäuser, 2014.

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