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Can you find the simplest solution to this puzzle?

Sometimes we need to think differently!


Today we offer you another tricky puzzle to solve. In fact, it only seems to be quite difficult - the simplest solution to the riddle will surprise you! Or will you figure it out by yourself? Let's see!

So, here is your task: divide this shape into four smaller parts that are of equal size and shape.


Take your time and think. And remember: try different approaches and be creative! When you are finished, watch this video to find the simplest solution:

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160 Comments
Vicki Dani
The shape was not divided as the task asked. It was copied and pasted to make the same shape and therefore multiplied, NOT divided.
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Aug 22, 2016 5:20PM
Jeannie Fontana
I thought we where to divide the original into 4 equal parts. Not add more parts. Do not get it.
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Aug 25, 2016 9:19PM
Danny More
Danny More
Not divided..
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Aug 25, 2016 8:10PM
calvinroyorlandi
Lets suppose this is a piece of delicious fudge I have to share with my 3 siblings. First cut forms 2 triangles. 2nd and 3rd cuts divide triangles into 4 pieces. *Grabs bigger triangle half.*
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Aug 25, 2016 9:19PM
Don Hunt
Don Hunt
lets pray
13
Aug 25, 2016 8:26PM
Alain Vercammen-Grandjean
You have to change scale. The bigger picture is equivalent to the small one. Just scale copy it into the original figure and you get it! Got it???
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Aug 25, 2016 9:25PM
Mark Johnson
Hahaha, a simple solution showing the easy way to get 4 parts.
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Aug 25, 2016 9:13PM
dmarkc
Making It too complicated. Try this. In your head, just shrink the bigger shape he created (with the interior lines showing 4 equal parts) down until it's the same size as the original shape. Use the same lines to divide the original into 4 equal parts.
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Aug 20, 2022 11:15PM
Bob Eggleston
This multiplies the original shape, doesn't divide it. If you had a pizza this shape and wanted to divide it equally among 3 friends and yourself, the demonstrated "solution" sure wouldn't work!
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May 22, 2022 9:17AM
Yvonne Benn
It’s good. You don’t need dimensions, it’s the SHAPE that is divided into four equal parts. The video just demonstrates how the division works.
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Apr 7, 2022 9:56AM
Adriana Zuliani
It didn’t make any sense! At least the explanation.
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Mar 12, 2022 4:32PM
Allison Aspden
Yes, the original directive was not met. The solution was to reproduce the original shape.
1
Jun 16, 2020 5:51AM
rogerjghannam
Ambiguous. I looked at it one way as a trapezoid, but then it also appeared as a rectangle. It says to divide into 4 equally smaller parts. Based on the demo, how are they smaller? The four parts were mirrors of the original.
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Jan 6, 2020 6:22PM
Iancompat
It only appeared that they added parts, only because they used the original shape to form three other similar shapes. They still all fit into the original as smaller sizes of the original shape! I thought this was fairly obvious. But then, I'm a limey!
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Dec 3, 2019 2:04PM
thomassr
Not very clear on the task at hand, they seem to do this alot, they expect us to guess what they mean.
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Jun 7, 2019 11:36PM
haljordan
Jeannie Fontana, I agree! Divide doesn't mean add parts. Thats akin to 5+5= "Solution" 5+5_3÷6=
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Jun 7, 2019 4:00AM
Gale0013
Very clever! Shows how to take 4 of the same piece, piece it together to make the exact original shape. Then you know how to divide the original piece into 4 exact pieces.
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May 29, 2019 5:36PM
gjbrodkey
get rid of this puzzle - see comments from others!
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Apr 22, 2019 4:35PM
Larry Palomaki
Said 4 smaller parts of equal size ????
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Jan 3, 2019 10:25PM
Michela Sciascia
the video adds but there is no problem dividing as well.
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Dec 18, 2018 6:27AM
Gary Clark
The video multiplied the shape, not divided into four equal portions. How about some dimensions in the diagram, then it could be done properly. THIS SUCKED THE BIG ONE.
3
Nov 26, 2018 8:30PM
Graham Wilson
Question was to divide shape not area ! Solution is valid. there was no dimensions stated.
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Oct 29, 2018 7:56PM

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