14 January 2013
You don’t seem dumb. That is some of the things you write appear to have been given some thought. So I was thinking you could help me out? My oldest girl gave me this puzzle (see attached) and just smirked and smirked. She said I’d never figure it out. Even though it wwas dead simple. The rules are to build -you can use a ruler and compass- a square, given one point from each side.
I’m not sure what she means – there are 4 points, right? It’s some kind of trick I think.
Anyhow if you could help a single (extremely irritated) mom out, that would be great!
Yours in Chaos,
Kimberly G Washington
Thanks for the compliment but I’m going to toss this out to the 3 or 4 people who sometimes pass by the blog; I think I recognize the outside-the-box trick involved here, but I’d rather crowd-source the response; better chance of being correct. 1
Below is your starting point(s). 2
Create a square (using a ruler and compass) given one point from each side.
There is no prize other than the satisfaction in knowing that you helped wipe the knowing smile off an
obnoxious teen’s face. 3