## Shapes

#### Posted at 11:29 am by Admin, on April 16, 2010

Part I: draw a square. divide it into four identical squares. remove the bottom left hand square. now divide the resulting shape into four identical shapes.

Part II: draw an equilateral triangle (all sides same length). divide it into four identical shapes. remove the bottom left hand shape. now divide the resulting shape into four identical shapes.

This is the sort of problem that i would expect on a MENSA test. i’m not too sure whether getting this right constitutes intelligence in a way that would benefit computer scientists, but maybe it does. if you figure it out, then you can say it does. if you can’t figure it out, then you can just say it’s all hogwash and it’s a stupid question.

Thanks to mark chesser

### Solution

part I: draw a square. divide it into four identical squares. remove the bottom left hand square. now divide the resulting shape into four identical shapes.

part II: draw an equilateral triangle (all sides same length). divide it into four identical shapes. remove the bottom left hand shape. now divide the resulting shape into four identical shapes.

this is the sort of problem that i would expect on a MENSA test. i’m not too sure whether getting this right constitutes intelligence in a way that would benefit computer scientists, but maybe it does. if you figure it out, then you can say it does. if you can’t figure it out, then you can just say it’s all hogwash and it’s a stupid question.

solution:

part I part II 