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# Crazy Math: 64 = 65?

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posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 03:30 AM

I'm lost, this is funny..

Let's use our collective consciousness to solve this one

ooz

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 03:45 AM
I was confused for a second there

Here is the explanation

When the pieces put together to form a rectangle, the inner edges of the polygons do not fit together. The applet blurs the effect by adjusting the pieces ever so little. In an "honest" version of the applet the effect is clearly noticeable. It becomes obvious there how small an adjustment is really required.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 03:55 AM
reply to post by davespanners

anyways, did you try it on paper?

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 03:57 AM
its because in ONE the lines overlap... and in teh other they do not.... the volume of the lines equals the missing space.

Its quite easy to see when they overlap or not.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 04:14 AM

Originally posted by davespanners
I was confused for a second there

Here is the explanation

When the pieces put together to form a rectangle, the inner edges of the polygons do not fit together. The applet blurs the effect by adjusting the pieces ever so little. In an "honest" version of the applet the effect is clearly noticeable. It becomes obvious there how small an adjustment is really required.

Thanks i was lost!

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 04:21 AM
the trick is simple dishonesty look at it carefully - the divisions are manipulated

in an 8 * 3 grid of squares - the first division - the red line SHOULD produce 2 identical mirror images - thiers does not

see this :-

my true division is top , thiers is bottom - see how thiers produces uneven intercects ?

reprat that dishonesty across all the divisions and viola - the ap " works "

draw it correctly - and the app fails

simples

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 04:35 AM
reply to post by oozyism

There is a different way to view this.

The first one is a perfect square = 64.

The other is a rectangle = 65

They are two different dimensions.

One dimension can never = A different dimension.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 06:57 PM
This topic reminds me of this:

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 07:08 PM

Yes, clever puzzle.
They "fit" a little better in the original order...

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by Stewie

Yes.

I know the solution. The OPs post just reminded me of it.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 07:25 PM

I didn't doubt that.
I just HAD to show that I knew.

I was given a puzzle today that I didn't get. The word puzzles always seem to get me.

What do these have in common.
1. banana
2. dresser
3. grammar
4. potato
5. revive
6. uneven
7. assess

I didn't get it, I admit.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by Stewie

If you take the first letter of each word and put it on the end of each word, it will spell the same word backwards.

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