# Thread: A Major Hole In Science

1. It&#39;s.. just impossible&#33;&#33; Another mystery of math

*edit* There is no trick here, it&#39;s real. If you are useing Opera.. drag and drop the top image to the bottom one and u will see that they are 100% the same size in all shapes.

2. they clearly take up different amounts of space.

compare the blocks.

3. Originally posted by Wolfmight@6 August 2003 - 18:48
If you are useing Opera.. drag and drop the top image to the bottom one and u will see that they are 100% the same size in all shapes.

4. Stop using your mumbo-jumbo, talk English&#33;

5. The apparent size of the complete images is 13 * 5 / 2 = 32.5 squares

But if you add up the apparent sizes of the individual parts you get

8 + 7 + (3 * 8 / 2) + (2 * 5 / 2) = 32 squares.

A variation of the size of the individual parts of about 1% along each axis is all that is needed to give this false picture, but on the scale shown this is undetectable.

6. Essentially it&#39;s the thickness of the lines (perimeters) that accounts for the variance that lynx pointed out.... very deceptive.

7. And anyway, this is far too serious for the lounge, please take it outside.

8. Or at least to the Gauntlet.

9. Originally posted by Wolfmight@7 August 2003 - 04:48

It&#39;s.. just impossible&#33;&#33; Another mystery of math

*edit* There is no trick here, it&#39;s real. If you are useing Opera.. drag and drop the top image to the bottom one and u will see that they are 100% the same size in all shapes.
Thank goodness it does not affect pythagorus&#39;s principle

10. Originally posted by nigel123@6 August 2003 - 22:25
Thank goodness it does not affect pythagorus&#39;s principle

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