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By Greg N. Frederickson

Are you able to reduce an octagon into 5 items and rearrange them right into a sq.? How approximately turning a celeb right into a pentagon? those are only of the limitless demanding situations of geometric dissections, the mathematical paintings of slicing figures into items that may be rearranged to shape different figures, utilizing as few items as attainable. in the course of the a while, geometric dissections have involved puzzle lovers and nice mathematicians alike. listed below are dissections identified to Plato and intriguing new discoveries alike. Greg Frederickson explains answer equipment conscientiously, assuming just a easy wisdom of highschool geometry. This superbly illustrated publication presents hours of pleasure for each mathematical puzzle fanatic.

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