Checkerboard Paradox

Once in awhile, mathematicians come up against something that really seems impossible on the surface. These seemingly “impossibilities” not only cause them to sit up and take notice, but often to create new rules about the way math works, or at the very least, understand math a little better.


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5 Responses to “Checkerboard Paradox”
  1. Aurora says:

    Where exactly are you stuck? Here’s another website that explains it – does it help?
    http://classes.swankwiki.net/checkerboard%20paradox

  2. M Goggin says:

    Dear Aurora,
    I am stuck.
    I don’t understand your solution.
    Where is there 10 lines?
    Is there somewhere I can go to see it explained differently?
    Thanks,
    Bubblepop

  3. Jason Elbaum says:

    Now there’s only one.

  4. Aurora says:

    You’re right! The pictures are gone. I just re-uploaded them. Thanks for your eagle eye!

  5. Jason Elbaum says:

    I can’t see the pictures.

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