A Challenging Dissection Puzzle

Can you cut the vase in three pieces and assemble them to form a square? Note that the vase is entirely composed of curves.

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Little Octagons to a Big Octagon

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20 thoughts on “A Challenging Dissection Puzzle

    1. It depends. There are some generalized dissection algorithms for certain types of dissection problems such as lattice-based dissection problems. However, ;you most likely need a computer to run those algorithms.

      As for others, it still requires good old trial and error.

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  1. It’s a clever puzzle. Does the use of the word “vase”, an understood 3D object, help to subvert logic when dealing with simpler 2D figures. It would be fun to find a 3D solution from an actual vase cut and assembled into a cube.

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