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Geometric Puzzles
Geometry is one of the oldest fields of mathematics, and so geometric puzzles are known for many centuries. These puzzles are situated between pure puzzles and pure math tasks linking these types of challenges. Each geometric puzzle has a certain geometric theorem, theory, or principle behind it. Often, geometric puzzles have practical value helping with solving practical tasks.

There are a wide spectrum of geometric puzzles, and common things for them are that they deal with properties and relationships of points, lines, angles, areas, and similar geometric characteristics of different shapes.
Columbus Easter Egg by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
Columbus Easter Egg  
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
The Egg consists of differently colored parts. Which is bigger - the total area of the light parts (yellow tones) or the total area of the dark parts (blue tones)?...
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Arco-Triangles by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
Arco-Triangles
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
If you take three circles and overlap them as shown in the diagram at right, you can see that the whole shape is divided into seven non-overlapping arco-triangles. An arco-triangle is a shape formed with three arcs which are crossing in three vertices of the arco-triangle...
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Last Updated: April 15, 2012
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