A good puzzle is that which the gentleman in the
illustration is showing to his friends.
He has simply cut out of paper
an equilateral triangle—that is, a triangle with all its
three sides of the same length.
He proposes that it shall be cut into
five pieces in such a way that they will fit together and form either
two or three smaller equilateral triangles, using all the material in
Can you discover how the cuts should be made?
Remember that when you have made your five pieces,
you must be able, as desired, to put them together to form either the
single original triangle or to form two triangles or to form three