1340. If the right cheek burns, some one is speaking well of you; if the left, they are speaking ill of you; if both, they speak well and ill at once. Moisten the finger in the mouth and touch it to the cheek, naming those whom you suspect; the... Read more of Bodily Affections at Superstitions.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


The Tapiser's Puzzle





(CANTERBURY PUZZLES)



Then came forward the Tapiser, who was, of course, a maker of tapestry, and must not be confounded with a tapster, who draws and sells ale.



He produced a beautiful piece of tapestry, worked in a simple chequered pattern, as shown in the diagram. "This piece of tapestry, sirs," quoth he, "hath one hundred and sixty-nine small squares, and I do desire you to tell me the manner of cutting the tapestry into three pieces that shall fit together and make one whole piece in shape of a perfect square.



"Moreover, since there be divers ways of so doing, I do wish to know that way wherein two of the pieces shall together contain as much as possible of the rich fabric." It is clear that the Tapiser intended the cuts to be made along the lines dividing the squares only, and, as the material was not both sides alike, no piece may be reversed, but care must be observed that the chequered pattern matches properly.








Read Answer





Next: The Carpenter's Puzzle

Previous: The Clerk Of Oxenford's Puzzle



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Peal Of Bells.
Combination and Group Problems
The Chalked Numbers
THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY
Nine Jolly Gaol Birds.
Magic Squares Problem.
Dissecting A Mitre.
Various Dissection Puzzles
Judkins's Cattle.
Money Puzzles
King Arthur's Knights.
Combination and Group Problems
Digital Square Numbers.
Money Puzzles
The Landowner's Fences.
Various Dissection Puzzles
Mary And Marmaduke.
Money Puzzles
Drawing Her Pension.
Money Puzzles
The Paper Box.
Various Dissection Puzzles
A New Money Puzzle.
Money Puzzles
The Adventurous Snail
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Queen's Tour.
The Guarded Chessboard
Three Men In A Boat.
Combination and Group Problems