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Stomachion of Archimedes
Author

A. Ian McLeod
Organization: University of Western Ontario
Department: Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
URL: http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/aim/
Old MathSource #

0210-115
Revision date

2003-11-16
Description

A. Ian McLeod -- stomachion notebook
The Stomachion of Archimedes is a very challenging puzzle. A geometric diagram is provided which enables you to construct this puzzle out of cardboard and see for yourself!

As an additional challenge, you can try to construct a Mathematica program to produce the figure. The hard part of this challenge is understanding from the diagram where the lines should go! Once you understand this, the Mathematica part is easy.

Maybe someone can make a lot of money from this by creating the puzzle out of wood and selling it!!
Subject

*Mathematics > Recreational Mathematics
Keywords

Amusing puzzle, dissection, tangram, loculus, stomachion, ostomachion, Archimedes
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