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A trapezium is divided into five simple pieces. It is stated several more
shapes can be created when the pieces are rearranged. What are these
shapes? Can you create all of them?
Archimedes of Syracuse
The world's oldest puzzle, proven in writing, with history of over two
thousand years. It's attributed to the preeminent Greek mathematician
and inventor Archimedes of Syracuse. Even today it still retains the
high puzzle value and magnitude.
The Egyptian Puzzle
Five squares are cut in one way to create five identical pairs of pieces.
The resulting set of ten pieces is very appropriate to try yourself in
completing some nice shapes from it...
Cross vs. Square
The four identical pieces can be simultaneously used to form a Greek cross
and a perfect square. Can you discover both of these shapes? Any ideas how
The Cross Breaker
Another seven pieces that are different from the ones in classic Tangram,
but still can be used to build diversity of figures, capturing your
fantasy and creativity.
Feel the spirit of this classic pastime. Just find the way to arrange
several old figures, and then form your own great figures.
The Egg of Columbus
Break the Egg apart and arrange it in the other way to complete a few
extra figures. Explore on your own and invent new shapes!
More Millennium Puzzles
Last Updated: August 5, 2010