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Chapter 6 Falling Apart - Pg. 112

Chapter 6 FALLING APART Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses and all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again. Nursery rhyme In this chapter we discuss mathematical jigsaws based on plane dissections and other solid models. Not only are these fun, but they also illustrate some important basic mathematical results. Mathematical dissections such as these all rely on the concepts of area and volume. We are concerned here with simple geomet- ric shapes but we shall address the more general problem of