Home Back to the Challenge Answer Try These Think About This... ResourcesTry Another Challenge  
Answer
Figure This!

To locate point Z as described in the hint, place another sheet of paper on top of the two squares.

Place one corner of the sheet on the bottom of the two squares.

Slide the paper until one edge touches point X and an adjacent edge touches point Y. Cut the triangle pieces off and try to form a square by re-arranging all pieces.

     
     
     
Home  ·  Back to the Challenge иаAnswer иаTry These иаThink About This ·   Did You Know?
Resources иаTry Another Challenge иаChallenge Index иаMath Index
Printing the Challenges · En Español · Family Corner иаTeacher Corner иаAbout Figure This!
Purchase the CD
©2004 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Web site and CD-ROM design/production
© 1999-2004 KnowNet Construction, Inc.