don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Thursday, 22 December 2011

hexagon to rectangle

found in the collection of problems (enigmes) set at
henri barnier college in Marseilles

make this regular hexagon into a rectangle by cutting and fitting:

a few other dissections:

what are the angles in these shapes and what relationships exist for the side lengths?

there's a Geogebra thingy, showing how the cuts can be varied with a slider:

how is this dissection formed?

see also: Busschop's dissection
also here

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