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Similar Shapes

Similar Shapes

In mathematics, two figures that have the same shape, but not necessarily the same size are similar. The challenge in this puzzle is to draw in lines to divide the large shape below into four smaller similar shapes.

Similar Shapes

Solution

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Similar Shapes Solution

If you’re interested in more fun puzzles check out the Puzzle Play book for Grades 4-8.

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Shape It Up

Shape It Up

The Puzzle Corner this week comes from the great American puzzle genius of a century ago, Sam Loyd, and was originally published with the name “The Royal Road to Mathematics.” Shape It Up, as we have renamed it, is similar to tangrams, but uses only five pieces that are all different from each other, unlike the seven tangram… Continue Reading