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    It's.. just impossible!! Another mystery of math

    *edit* There is no trick here, it'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.

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    they clearly take up different amounts of space.

    compare the blocks.

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    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.
    Your absolutely right.

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    Stop using your mumbo-jumbo, talk English!

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    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.
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    Essentially it's the thickness of the lines (perimeters) that accounts for the variance that lynx pointed out.... very deceptive.

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    And anyway, this is far too serious for the lounge, please take it outside.
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    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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    Or at least to the Gauntlet.

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

    It's.. just impossible!! Another mystery of math

    *edit* There is no trick here, it'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's principle

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    Originally posted by nigel123@6 August 2003 - 22:25
    Thank goodness it does not affect pythagorus's principle
    He's dead.... who cares!

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