Puzzle of the Month, April 99
Minimal dissections

1) Disc to square
Try to cut the grey shape below (quadrifolium) into the smallest possible number of pieces in order to form with them a perfect square.

geometric image

96-99, Sarcone & Waeber, Lausanne


2) Paisley motif to square
Cut the black shape below (a paisley motif) into the smallest possible number of pieces in order to form with them a perfect square...

paisley image
96-99, Sarcone & Waeber, Lausanne

Solution to puzzle 1


Solution to puzzle 2

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