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    Question Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    The Challenge is to divide a square into 4 equal parts with three cuts.
    All you need do is present you final image (JPG, PNG, WEB, XAR).

    Here you are for 2 and 4 cuts:

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    Note: in Xara you don't need to use any cuts whatsoever.
    Can you describe how?

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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
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    Sorry Gary, I don't see three cuts.

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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    Note: in Xara you don't need to use any cuts whatsoever.
    Can you describe how?
    I just did. If you are talking about doing this without three cuts then I have done it. I did it without cuts.
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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    One cut, 4 squares.

    Or, you can Add Shapes with the two lines, then Combine Shapes > Slice Shapes (Ctrl 4) but you still have to Arrange > Break Shapes.
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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    Gary, I apologise for the confusion. My bad.

    The Challenge was based around physical cuts. So I was expecting a pattern with three physical cuts.

    My original 4-cut is barkingly wrong as it only took three!!

    Your zero-cut Xara approach is as you described, apart from the resultant squares are the same size as the original so you need a cloning and halving step at the beginning.
    Your one-cut Xara approach with a cookie cutter of two crossed lines is also good.

    I plead stupidity, but other than the three-cut I incorrectly included, is there another 3-cut using scissors still out there?
    In fact, could the three-cut for the long rectangles even be done as a 2-cut scissor action?

    Most humbled,
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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    I've exhausted my repertoire of moves.
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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    The Challenge is to divide a square into 4 equal parts with three cuts.
    All you need do is present you final image (JPG, PNG, WEB, XAR).

    Here you are for 2 and 4 cuts:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2-4-cut Square.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	10.9 KB 
ID:	122857

    Note: in Xara you don't need to use any cuts whatsoever.
    Can you describe how?

    Acorn
    Something like this?

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    Marco.
    Marco.

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    Default Re: Divide a Square into 4 Equal Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco D View Post
    Something like this?

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    Marco.
    Marco, that works.

    Technically, with scissors, you could cut across then fold the two pieces together and make a second cut.

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