A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|Mathematical Paperfolding Puzzles|
page attempts to record what is known about the origin
and history of Mathematical Paperfolding Puzzles ie paper
folding puzzles which can only be solved using
mathematics rather than by trial and error manipulation.
Please contact me if you know any of this information is
incorrect or if you have any other information that
should be added. Thank you.
As far as I know a puzzle of this kind first appears in 'Diversions and Pastimes' by R M Abraham, which was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1933.
The challenge is to find the length of the edge of a square which would be of the same area as the starting rectangle.