This 'Square Root of 2 Puzzle' is a geometric representation of the irrational number √2, which cost so much work to... Read More
This 'Square Root of 2 Puzzle' is a geometric representation of the irrational number √2, which cost so much work to generations of mathematicians to calculate.
The puzzle consists of a central square surrounded by nine square “rings” of equal width, divided into odd numbers of pieces. The first ring is divided into three pieces, the next one into five, etc… Considering the central square, there are a total of 100 pieces of 6 different shapes covering the same surface each. The central piece represents the number one, while the remaining 99 pieces stand for the first 99 decimals of number √2. A color is assigned to each digit (from yellow for 1 to light blue for 0, going through red).
Half of the pieces are raised following a specific pattern to add a slight 3D effect.