Origami

We all know that you can fold a piece of paper along a straight line.

Here is a question to ponder:

Can you fold a piece of paper along a curve that isn’t straight without crumpling the paper?

Thoughts, theorems, expiriments, counter-examples, and half-baked ideas are all welcome.  I’ve been thinking about this question for a while and done some experiments, but I don’t think I have a difinitive answer.

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2 Responses to Origami

  1. Slavka says:

    I have no idea…if I did my present wrapping would be much prettier 🙂

  2. Pingback: Origami II « MATH with my KIDS

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