In detail

The riddle of the Egyptian pyramids

The riddle of the Egyptian pyramids

This is the riddle of King Ptolemy that consists of converting a pyramid into a square.

Take an equilateral triangle and divide it into the smallest possible number of pieces so that when we put them together they form a square.

Solution

The solution and the steps to reconstruct the square from the pieces obtained from the triangle are shown below:

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