Puzzle, Coin or Disk through Hole


This paper puzzle consists of a tan cardboard sheet with a circular hole in it, a small green disk with a larger diameter than the hole, a sheet of directions, and a turquoise envelope that holds the other pieces. The goal is to pass the disk through the hole. The directions explain that by folding the card at the center so that the circle is equally divided, placing the disk between the fold, and pulling the edges of the hole to flatten and distort it, one may easily pass the disk through the hole.

A mark on the instruction sheet reads: DIRECTIONS (/) Coin or Disk through Hole.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MathematicsMathematical Recreations


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Credit Line: Gift of Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.335297Catalog Number: 335297Accession Number: 314637

Object Name: Puzzlepuzzlepuzzle

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 9.5 cm x 7 cm; 1/32 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-2aa5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_694616

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