Magic Triangle

 

after Martin Gardner

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Use our PDF Print 'n' Play version for printing and cutting out the six pieces to this amazing trick. Arrange the pieces into the triangle shown on the far left. Now rearrange all the pieces as shown in the right diagram. You may see a triangle of apparently the same size, but now with a rectangular hole 1x2 within it. How did this happen?

 
Last Updated: March 23, 2008  |  Posted: November 8, 2003
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