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Here is a pretty and scientific puzzle closely allied to Hypocrites' famous mathematics problem of the relation of a square to a lune. The problem in this case being to discover how to convert the crescent into the form of a Greek cross, as shown upon the goddess’ head, by cutting the moon into the fewest possible number of pieces which can be fitted together so as to form a cross.

The crescent can be divided into six pieces as shown, when by turning over one piece they will form the cross.


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