Dissection Puzzle: From “E” To Square


Can you cut the E into seven pieces with just four straight cuts and reassemble the pieces into a square?



When I wrote that you need to cut it into seven pieces, it’s actually a hint. Did you figure it out?

The letter “E” figure above is constructed using the seven tangram pieces. So, if you were able to figure it out, it would be pretty easy to cut the E into the seven tangram pieces and then form a square using them.


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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

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