Step the Square


after Girolamo Cardano

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Divide the 12x12 square on the left into two pieces so that to rearrange them into the 9x16 the rectangle on the right.

You can draw the square using a square grid as shown in the illustration, or simply download the PDF version for printing.

More comprehensive research on this and similar dissection puzzles can be found in the Dissections: Plane & Fancy book by Greg Frederickson.

Last Updated: May 16, 2013
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