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Benzene Flexagons

My wife is taking an organic chemistry class. I don’t know much about organic chemsitry, but I did learn from her that benzene rings are hexagons. So I got thinking, what about benzene hexaflexagons? These are the result of those … Continue reading

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Some experiments with paper and math

I tried making the curvilinear origami buds that I mentioned in my post Origami II. Here is the result: They were a bit harder than I thought.  These were my first two tries.  I hope to get better as I … Continue reading

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Industrial Curvilinear Origami

The other day I remembered that I have seen curvilinear origami used commercially.  Some earplugs come in little cardboard containers that are folded along curved lines.  These little boxes are stronger and more simple than rectangular ones Here is another … Continue reading

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Origami II

In answer to yesterday’s post: Yes!  It is possible I didn’t beleive it at first either!  But I have done some experiments.  Try making a simple curved fold yourself.  I’ve found that it is pretty easy to make a curved … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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