# Quiz Question

### One of a continuing series

Readers have been getting off easy recently. I’m going back to geometry questions, so give your brain a work out.

I found this on the Internet, but you shouldn’t go looking for the solution without first coming up with a solution. With a single line, does not need to be straight, divide the shape shown above into two identical parts. Post your answer as a comment below.

Actually, send me a copy of your solution by email, and I will post it.

## Update

No solution. I have not solved it. Mike proposed a solution. See his comment below. Unable to post a graphic, he indicated the shape of the solution as follows:

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See the figure below:

Shape A is the original, turned upright. Shape B is Mike’s proposed solution in graphical form. My apologies if I misinterpreted Mike’s rendition.

What is apparent to me is that shape B cannot be fitted twice into shape A. I’m calling the Quiz Question still  unanswered.

## 4 thoughts on “Quiz Question”

1. Mike McCants says:

There are 12 squares, so each piece must have 6 squares. The solution seems too obvious.

• Mike,

Each piece must be six squares in size. But what shape? The two pieces must be identical.

2. Mike McCants says:

Yes, and the answer is obvious.

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