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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:20 pm 
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How many times can the small inside square be fitted into the large outside square?

There is an internal square, then another sqaure tilted on its edge round that one, then another square drawn round that, another square tilted on its edge drawn round that and then finally a square drawn round that.

So as far as I can see you end up with a mix of squares and right angle triangles. Is there a formula or a method for this?

Hope someone can follow my description and help.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Ok I worked it out in the end (or the 9 year old did :oops: ). You can fold each square into the proceeding one so you double the number of squares each time. So there were 5 squares in total, so 16 of the small squares will fit into the largest of the squares.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:27 pm 
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Hi Bel, It sounds interesting - where was the question?


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:25 am 
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It was on a Peter Robson one.


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