Problem 9.

Suppose you have three square tiles, all three the same size, the sides of each being one foot. How can you cut the tiles with only straight line cuts and rearrange all the pieces into a single (3 square foot) square? Show diagrams of how to cut and rearrange the pieces and show the angles and/or lengths of the side of the pieces.



[Problem submitted by Walter O'Connel, LACC Professor Emeritus of Physics.]
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