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This Maths puzzle will make you question everything

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Prepare to get seriously annoyed.

Take a look at the two triangles below, both composed of the same four coloured shapes, arranged differently in formation A and B.

Maths triangle puzzle

The same four shapes, right?

SO WHY IS THERE AN EMPTY SQUARE IN THE SECOND TRIANGLE?

Well, it's actually because rearranging the four shapes creates an ever-so-slightly different triangle.

In fact - neither 'triangle' is actually a triangle. Their 'hypotenuses' are actually made up of two lines, at different angles - so they are, in fact, quadrilaterals.

Triangle A has the lines creating a 'concave' shape, while Triangle B creates a 'convex' shape.

Maths triangle puzzle

Thus, Triangle B has a slightly larger area, which is exhibited in the extra empty square.

Maths triangle puzzle

The gif below helps explain it.

BUT WE'RE STILL NOT SURE WE BELIEVE IT.

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