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    Cursed Triangle

    Can anyone please explain this? It's driving me crazy!


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    http://www.marktaw.com/blog/TheTriangleProblem.html

    and interesting theory there. I think it might have to do either with the triangles not being exactly triangles * if you look hard enough at the sloping line on the top of both images, you will see one flexes down while the other flexes up, like convex and concave mirrors...

    When it flexes down, the images are packed tightly, and when it flexes up, a small hole is added to the image????
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    Thanks, man. I almost ended up in an asylum if it weren't for you

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    Glad to help. I remember that question from a high school math class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    I remember that question from a high school math class.
    And I thought my math exams were tough!

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    Also note that the slope of the triangles are not Identical (possibly because of the convex/concave that Boogs was talking about).

    What occurs is that the slope of the bottom triangle is steeper than the top triangle by only a very little. What occurs is that over the entire slope, that "little bit" adds up to the extra space.

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    Phishhead could've explained this...or maybe his GF could have. The parts, although the same size, appear (or feel) to be bigger or smaller depending on where they are placed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    The parts, although the same size, appear (or feel) to be bigger or smaller depending on where they are placed.
    Reminds me of a girl I knew, ... dang !! .....there I go again.

    No wonder I failed maths.

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