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# 3 Cuts

Professor Mysteria went to his class and asked them to complete a problem.

"Using the square piece of paper in front of you, get 8 triangles of the same shape in 3 cuts, using the scissors only."

No one got the problem except for one person. How did they do it?

"Using the square piece of paper in front of you, get 8 triangles of the same shape in 3 cuts, using the scissors only."

No one got the problem except for one person. How did they do it?

### Hint

Half### Answer

Cut the paper in half.Stack the two pieces of paper and cut in half again.

Now you have four pieces of paper, stack again and cut diagonally. These are the 8 triangles.

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## Comments

Easy, but tricky.

The only thing I don't understand why 3 cuts. It can easily be done with 2 cuts.

I can do it in one. It doesn't consume the whole sheet of paper, but I get 8 congruent triangles.

you could also form 8 triangles by folding it and then cutting. you never said you can't fold it

it was not hard so i just folded it then cut it.after all you didnt tell us to not fold it

I was attempting to avoid the whole foldng thing with 'using the scissors only'. Clearly didn't work.

great teaser

Hey, Im with the rest of the class, I didnt get it either!!

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