Suppose you had two stained-glass tiles in the shapes of polygons and you laid them on top of each other. Their overlapping area also forms a polygon, like the ones I have shown in the image: enter image description here

Notice how the blue squares overlap to form a triangle, the green triangles overlap to form a quadrilateral, and the orange polygons overlap to form two disjoint polygons: a triangle and a quadrilateral. Here is your challenge:

  1. Overlap a triangle and a square to form a septagon.
  2. Overlap a triangle and a quadrilateral to form an octagon.
  3. Overlap two quadrilaterals to form two disjoint polygons: one septagon, and one quadrilateral.
  4. Overlap two quadrilaterals to form a decagon.
  5. Overlap two hexagons to form a 16-gon.

Remember that the polygons need not always be convex!

  • $\begingroup$ Can I politely suggest that you don't post as many puzzles in such a short amount of time? They will get less attention and people prefer to look at one puzzle at a time $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ Fair enough. I was just going through all of my old notebooks and I found a bunch of old ones that I made. Should I delete some of them and save them for later? $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ Don't delete them now, but just hold back in the future. They still look like good puzzles, but I can't look at them all at once :) $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, sorry about that. $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Frpzzd I like them all, Thanks for sharing this pretty good question. need to sleep now, if noone solves the last one, I will do it :) $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    May 21, 2017 at 21:43

2 Answers 2

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  5. by Boboquack

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Here are the solution for all shapes!

  • $\begingroup$ I've cleaned up 5 $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 21, 2017 at 23:28

And the answer to part 5 (sorry Oray):


With congruent polygons:

Another 16-gon

  • $\begingroup$ Wow... that looks really messy, but you did it! Good job! $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Frpzzd Cleaned up now $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 21, 2017 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ ... now can you do it with two congruent polygons? $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 23:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Frpzzd You should probably ask that as a separate question $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 21, 2017 at 23:24
  • $\begingroup$ Nah, it's not that hard... $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 23:49

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