Puzzle Booklet – Tria-Squa-Hexa

Puzzle Booklet - Tria-Squa-Hexa

Puzzle Booklet – Tria-Squa-Hexa These booklets are produced in Hungary by hand in limited editions; their contents are made of laser cut wood. The Tria-Squa-Hexa has three challenges:  Fill the square-shaped hole.  Fit all the pieces into the six-pointed star.  Fit all the pieces into the triangle. The Hungarian mathematician Farkas Bolyai proved that any two polygons with the same area can be dissected into each other.  This puzzle beautifully shows an extension of this theorem.  Here, three polygons are dissected into each other. Cleverly designed with an attractively innovative book cover.  Solution is included. Made by Péter Gál.

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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