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Thursday, November 15, 2012

What Is Going On Here?

Here is a confusing mathematical paradox involving the chessboard.   Cut the board with three straight cuts (left). Then rearrange the pieces into a rectangle (right).
The area on the left is 8x8=64, but the area on the right is 5x13=65. Where did the extra square come from?!  Prof. Christian Hesse explains HERE

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