Smallest perfect simple squared rectangle

Posted by Dan on Mar 27th, 2009
2009
Mar 27

PerfectSimple

 

This piece by Susan Goldstine at the 2009 Juried Mathematical Fiber Arts Exhibit, illustrates the fact that

 

32 * 33 = 12 + 42 + 72 + 82 + 92 + 102 + 142 + 152 + 182

 

The intersection of math and fiber arts seems to be a recent thing, and perhaps a result of more women going into math.

6 Responses

  1. Adrian Says:

    The intersection of math and fiber arts seems to be a recent thing, and perhaps a result of more women going into math.

    Or more men getting into knitting.

  2. Rocky Says:

    @Adrian: This piece was created by a woman, not a man.

  3. Remus Says:

    @Rocky: The comment in question was not about this particular piece, but about the fusion of math and fiber arts in general. The fact that this piece was created by a women is no more relevant than saying that it once snowed in Florida.

  4. JohnV Says:

    Smallest perfect simple squared rectangle which itself is not a square.
    Fix’d.

  5. Brian Says:

    “…which itself is not a square.”

    1. No, because then it would be called a “Simple Perfect Squared Square”.

    2. The smallest SPSS is 112×112, so your statement adds nothing.

    “Fix’d.”

    If it ain’t broke…..

  6. phil Says:

    @Brian:
    1. A square is a rectangle, so calling it a rectangle would be legitimate.
    2. “There are actually three simple perfect squares having side length 110.” Mathworld article

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