spin the cube
Math Puzzler “Math puzzles require not that you study and know a lot, but that you think creatively, think outside the box,” says Professor Harm Derksen of the Department of Mathematics. Derksen has been solving — and creating — math puzzles since he was a high school student. Below is one of
the many puzzles he’s fashioned. Can you solve it?
Look at the two figures below. Divide the first figure
in three parts, and fit them together in another way, such that the result will be the second figure.
Answer on p. 63. SOLVE MORE OF DERKSEN’S MATH PUZZLES www.lsa.umich.edu/alumni/wire
SPRING 2011 / LSA Magazine
Published on May 10, 2011