## Smallest perfect simple squared rectangle

Posted by Dan on Mar 27th, 2009

2009

Mar 27

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

32 * 33 = 1

^{2}+ 4^{2}+ 7^{2}+ 8^{2}+ 9^{2 +}10^{2}+ 14^{2}+ 15^{2}+ 18^{2}

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

April 22nd, 2009 at 6:23 pm

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.

April 23rd, 2009 at 5:51 am

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

May 31st, 2009 at 7:06 am

@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.

June 1st, 2009 at 9:05 am

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

Fix’d.

June 26th, 2009 at 7:06 am

“…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…..

July 7th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

@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