Mindfuck. found on 4chan.. its because they dont fit perfectly in each other, so the rectangle cant really exist, just take the slopes of the hypotenuse on the triangles as the slopes of
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#11 - pdubya (04/30/2011) [-]
its because they dont fit perfectly in each other, so the rectangle cant really exist, just take the slopes of the hypotenuse on the triangles as the slopes of the long side of the trapezoids, the triangles have a slope of 8/3 (2.33) and the traezoids have a slope of 5/2 (2.5) , it only looks like they line up
#25 - krystalkitty ONLINE (05/01/2011) [-]
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User avatar #28 - michaeljefferson (05/01/2011) [-]
what the balls just happened.
#23 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]
m1 = 3/8 = 0.375 , Gradient of red & green slope
m2 = 2/5 = 0.4 , Gradient of blue & orange Slope

Seconds Grid: Slope interference between red and orange & blue and green @ (0<x<5).
Yr = m1*5 = 2
AreaRed = 1.875*5*1/2 = 4.6875cm^2

Yo = 0.4*5 = 2
AreaOrange= 5*2*1/2 = 5cm^2
#24 to #23 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]

Area lost = AreaOrange - AreaRed = 0.3125cm^2
Area lost * 2 = totalAreaLost = 0.625cm^2

Or in simpler terms, the slopes simply don't match up and the creator of the GIF made them look like they were. Not sure if I calculated it right or all of it, but I can't be bothered spending more than 5 minutes on one piece of content, so I don't really care. :D
#33 to #24 - Jewish Ninja (05/01/2011) [-]
Didn't read, but i'll just assume you're correct :)
#26 to #23 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]
Yr = m1*5 = 1.875 derp
#27 - drunkensailor (05/01/2011) [-]
for all of you non-beleivers, this is 100% absolute fact. just spent the last 40 mins trying it down the last box
User avatar #31 to #27 - Kainim (05/01/2011) [-]
nope, the lines that are drawn arent straight, there's a tiny gap but added up enough surface to fill one square
User avatar #42 to #31 - drunkensailor (05/01/2011) [-]
o rly? did u actualy try it? in real life? no u probly just looked at the video. so try it out before you talk **** .
User avatar #43 to #42 - Kainim (05/02/2011) [-]
The slopes of the trapezoids and triangles do not match
the slope of the trapezoids have a Rise/Run of 2/5
the triangles have a rise/run of 3/8
2/5= 0.4
3/8=0.375
this means that there is a tiny gap between shapes, resulting in about 1 unit

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here you can see it, it's dutch but you get the gist
there you go moron, ******* simple math
#39 - antonu (05/01/2011) [-]
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WHAT?!
#38 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]
its called a logical fallacy look it up
#37 - Nightinear **User deleted account** (05/01/2011) [-]
User avatar #35 - OCrules (05/01/2011) [-]
fdgssfjhdgjhghgfhjgfutryt.

Wat?
#22 - gigawatt (05/01/2011) [-]
Its not true but the Gif is appropriate
Its not true but the Gif is appropriate
User avatar #13 - whiiterussian (05/01/2011) [-]
There is a gap in the diagonal of the rectangle
User avatar #14 to #13 - LoUnga (05/01/2011) [-]
not here, look again
User avatar #40 to #14 - whiiterussian (05/01/2011) [-]
Oh there is, you just can't see it because the maker of the "trick" made the lines thick. Don't believe me? Check the slopes of the lines.
#30 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]
LOL the slope of the triangles aren't the same! >.> xD
User avatar #16 - Silver Quantum ONLINE (05/01/2011) [-]
is it me or do the blu-red figures not perfectly match with the green-orange figures?
#17 to #16 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]
That's the point. The only way that that would actually fit is if there was a slight curve on the bottom one (giggity)
User avatar #2 - flanch (04/30/2011) [-]
you found it on 4chan. but the problem is that those arnt numbers. those are blocks. theres no mathematical equation there.
#3 to #2 - anon (04/30/2011) [-]
Read the description, fartwad
User avatar #4 to #3 - flanch (04/30/2011) [-]
reread my comment, fartwad
User avatar #5 to #2 - achon (04/30/2011) [-]
jep, at first i blows my mind but now, i think i figured out how it works
User avatar #6 to #5 - rilax (04/30/2011) [-]
PLEASE share your knowledge
User avatar #7 to #6 - achon (04/30/2011) [-]
i think it is this way:
first 64 Boxes
then you cut through some of them.
on this way you get an additional box somewhere.

if you wouldn'z gut though the boxes the number is the same

sry my english is bad and my math too :P
User avatar #8 to #7 - Maroon (04/30/2011) [-]
It's a simple matter of changing the area. Think of it in simpler term: a 2x2 block. It has a perimeter of 8 and an area of 4. If you change the perimeter to be 1x3, it would keep the perimeter of 8 but the new area would only be three. The only reason the animation throws you off is because it starts with a designated number of squares and seems to add one out of nowhere.
User avatar #9 to #8 - achon (04/30/2011) [-]
thx guy this is it :P
User avatar #10 to #9 - selafyn (04/30/2011) [-]
no it isn't... the hypotenuse is not straight on the triangle, this tiny bow in the line which is practically imperceptible to the eye over the 13 squares loses a square. so yeah...
User avatar #44 to #10 - Maroon (06/14/2011) [-]
that would not add a square. also, it would not fit if was curved.
User avatar #45 to #44 - selafyn (06/14/2011) [-]
it would, it is a famous optical illusion google it :D it was on QI, basically they are all slightly bowed to make the a single squares worth of area.

Source-Stephen Fry.
User avatar #46 to #45 - Maroon (06/14/2011) [-]
oh ok, I get it. I was thinking why the top right and bottom left corners didn't fit right.
User avatar #47 to #46 - selafyn (06/14/2011) [-]
yeah :D i had the same problem til stephen fry explained it
User avatar #29 - fenglecleetus (05/01/2011) [-]
you can get more surface area, in this case the cubes, depending on the length and width.
#15 - anon (05/01/2011) [-]
I KNOW I KNOW! Because you the perimeter can stay the same but the area can change. SAW IT ON CYBERSPACE, BITCH!

And they say TV never teaches you anything.



#18 to #15 - Jinglemuffins (05/01/2011) [-]
THE ONE WITH THE TABLES!
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