Mind fucked. .. They don't line up properly, the gaps created by them equal 1cm squared, which then drops it back down to 64cm squared. Maths, bitch
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User avatar #58 - zakaizer (10/28/2012) [-]
They don't line up properly, the gaps created by them equal 1cm squared, which then drops it back down to 64cm squared. Maths, bitch
#256 to #58 - drfranky (10/29/2012) [-]
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User avatar #61 to #59 - zakaizer (10/28/2012) [-]
Ah, glad someone agrees with me, sire
#9 - fcrocker (10/28/2012) [-]
Okay ************* ...
Lets call the smallest angle in the green triangle A:
Before rearranging Tan A = 3/8
Making A 20.566 Degrees
After rearranging Tan A = 5/13
Making A 21.038 Degrees
Therefore we can see that there are minor changes to the angles, creating the extra square.

User avatar #17 to #9 - justbeinabrony (10/28/2012) [-]
i do believe you mean inverse tangent good sir
User avatar #27 to #17 - revisandbutthead (10/28/2012) [-]
No, Tan A = 5/13 is mathematically correct.
ArcTan 5/13 = A
#168 - anon (10/29/2012) [-]
The slopes do not match up. They look like they do to the human eye, but there is really a small sliver of empty space running across the´╗┐ rectangle diagonally.
User avatar #341 to #168 - megusters (06/02/2013) [-]
An Asian's eye.
User avatar #170 to #168 - redthumbmaster (10/29/2012) [-]
Forgot to login.
#198 to #170 - thefoxyfox (10/29/2012) [-]
>says forgot to log in
>green thumbs
what the hell just happened?

and thanks for the explanation
User avatar #224 to #198 - rockamekishiko (10/29/2012) [-]
can't red thumb someone named redthumbmaster. Like children, fj community must do the opposite.
#191 to #170 - puut (10/29/2012) [-]
We all thank you anyway :3
We all thank you anyway :3
#130 - EjaculationMan (10/29/2012) [-]
<< same trick, its just optical illusion.
User avatar #183 to #130 - darkcow (10/29/2012) [-]
I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS... ive been looking at this for half an hour, playing with it in various photo editors and still dont understand how this works! can you explain this to me!
#199 to #183 - EjaculationMan (10/29/2012) [-]
the other triangle is just a tiny bit curved to create enough space to contain an additional square.

<< the top triangle over the bottom one, you can clearly see the small space created from the curve.
User avatar #334 to #199 - darkcow (10/29/2012) [-]
An Ejaculating man has never made me so happy. thank you!
#78 - whoovesthedoctor (10/29/2012) [-]
same thing goes for the red and orange pieces.
#92 to #78 - gjsmothefirst (10/29/2012) [-]
Thank you for explaining this. I was about to... but you appear to be equally well educated.
#213 - thisuseris (10/29/2012) [-]
the middle lines don't line up; a very thin strip of space is left in the middle that makes up the final square   
   
&lt;----alternate version of it
the middle lines don't line up; a very thin strip of space is left in the middle that makes up the final square

<----alternate version of it
User avatar #225 to #213 - insaniacfedde (10/29/2012) [-]
I should've checked the comments first... watched the gif for ages....
User avatar #228 to #213 - DrSalvador (10/29/2012) [-]
But that's not really fair, is it? I mean... gahhh
User avatar #230 to #213 - puredeliciousness (10/29/2012) [-]
I'm sitting here in the laundry room in college, having a few drinks, doing some laundry (There's nothing else to do in here) and this post was going to drive me ******* crazy. Thank you a million times for posting this. I just might love you.
#220 to #213 - ihatem (10/29/2012) [-]
I SEE IT
Thank you, sir
#134 - icefall (10/29/2012) [-]
Typical math fallacy question.

It's simple, red and green have slopes of 3/8 while blue and orange have a slope 2/5.
Thus the lines are not exactly straight. there is a small gap in between the blue and the green piece, and the red and the orange piece. That gap creates the extra 1 area.
#186 to #134 - anon (10/29/2012) [-]
You logged out to reply to yourself..
#194 to #186 - icefall (10/29/2012) [-]
nope
#136 to #134 - anon (10/29/2012) [-]
thank god there is someone with a brain!!
User avatar #24 - srskate (10/28/2012) [-]
Seen it before. It's due to slight mismatches in the slope that most people don't notice.

The more interesting thing is that it only works with numbers of the Fibonacci sequence.
User avatar #192 - akkere ONLINE (10/29/2012) [-]
Didn't the Mythbusters do this one?

If you were to enlarge the scale of this to something much more... colossal, you'd notice that the slopes don't match up.

At a glance, no matter how long, it seems to match, but that's because the scale is 8x8 and the margin is just a singular unit spread out to the point it's impossible to notice.
#193 to #192 - turtledude (10/29/2012) [-]
Right, because the slope of 3/8 (the division of the red and green triangles) is not equal to a slope of 2/5 (or 5/2, when you rotate it 90 degrees, the division of the orange and blue trapezoids)

Or something like that.

mfw i stared at it for 5 minutes.
User avatar #195 to #193 - akkere ONLINE (10/29/2012) [-]
Mhm, but because 3/8 and 2/5 are so close to each other, as well as being put in as small a size as a simple gif, it's incredibly difficult to tell the difference without any form of check-up, so most people assume the gif was correct.

****** illusive, yo.
User avatar #196 to #195 - turtledude (10/29/2012) [-]
Illusive, it beith.

(i was in 'math league' in school for 3 years, so to me, i knew it was fake pretty quickly.)
#103 - cruppgrounder (10/29/2012) [-]
Quick explanation of the basic principle (used in a different problem) in gif form if anyones interested
Quick explanation of the basic principle (used in a different problem) in gif form if anyones interested
User avatar #106 to #103 - aceofshadows (10/29/2012) [-]
So putting a giant rectangle on a square increasing a number by one?
User avatar #109 to #106 - cruppgrounder (10/29/2012) [-]
Not exactly sure what you meant by that, but basically the lines aren't actually straight so by fudging it a bit, you can get it to look like its one unit^2 bigger even though its not
#39 - telamatoes (10/28/2012) [-]
That isn't how math works.
#40 to #39 - superpower (10/28/2012) [-]
I read that in Lemongrab's voice.   
Pic related.
I read that in Lemongrab's voice.
Pic related.
#272 - katanauser (10/29/2012) [-]
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#263 - euphamatical (10/29/2012) [-]
I HAD to find at least one flaw... Dem MS Paint skills!
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User avatar #282 to #263 - demonicchimera (10/29/2012) [-]
That's the secret, the sides are slightly concaved or convexed, so they only appear straight.
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User avatar #302 to #299 - demonicchimera (10/29/2012) [-]
Basically:
concaved - curves inwards
convexed - curves outwards
User avatar #292 to #263 - anonomoz (10/29/2012) [-]
in other words, animation trick
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User avatar #64 - TheMonopolyGuy (10/29/2012) [-]
if you look the lines in the second arrangement they are slightly offset, accounting for the gaining of one square. i've seen a gif that shows it but i dont have it or the effort to look for it
#91 - Fagdust (10/29/2012) [-]
You think that's math? That's not math. Its LIES.
You think that's math? That's not math. Its LIES.
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