Sunday, April 12, 2020

Drafter's Puzzle #2

A solid figure cut out of a cube looks like this in 2 dimensions when viewed from the front, back, and top.  Notice that it has a horizontal edge visible from the front but not from the top.  What could the solid look like?

Notice that it cannot look like this.  Otherwise we would see an edge from the top too!

What does the solid look like?  There are various possibilities.

For the solution, click "Read More" below.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Spatial thinking challenge

The figures below are all cut out of identical cubes.

The diagram below shows the front view of the figures in two dimensions.

Question:  What would the figures look like from the top in two dimensions?  Strangely, four of them look the same from above.  Which one is different?

For the solution, click "Read More" below.