# Questions tagged [paper-folding]

A puzzle based on the folding of a piece of paper (also known as origami).

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### Creative Paper Folding

Shown below is 6x5 grid drawn on a paper with various numbers (1 to 9) and letters filling the 30 boxes. By folding the paper grid 5 times or less can you get to a 3x3 grid showing only the numbers 1 ...
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### Folding a piece of paper with numbers in sequence

Divide a rectangular sheet of paper with a side length of 2 × 4 into eight 1 x 1 unit squares and label them as shown in the sketch. Then fold the sheet of paper along the boundaries of the square so ...
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### Aluminum Foil Folds and Cut

Your task is to convert a diamond shape monomino that is made from aluminum foil into an x-shape pentomino (see figures). You may fold the monomino and make one straight cut with a pair of scissors. ...
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### Can you produce a wolf's template? Part 2

Here is the first question. You are given a square piece of paper with no marks on it. With this paper, you have to make a wolf's template. You are given no tools such as a ruler or scissors, and all ...
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### Can you fold a paper, make one hole and produce a bear's template?

You are given a piece of paper with no marks on it. With this paper (A4 or A5 size), you have to make a bear's template. On the template the sell size is 5 mm, hole is not in scale. You are given no ...
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### Dissection puzzle from the Gardner's book. How to define points without tools?

The figure shows a fairly well-known puzzle from the book by Martin Gardner. You need to cut the regular hexagonal star into pieces and fold the square. Question: how to define points (marked in red) ...
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### Can you fold a square into a square of one-third the area

I do not love origami, but Mitsuko gave me an idea for a extremely hard and (not that?) beautiful puzzle. I'm really curious whether anyone here can solve it. So here's the puzzle. You are given a ...
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### Ernie and the Lock-down Puzzle

During lock-down I was feeling a bit lost for something to do, so one one day I sent Ernie a text reading "Bored". He responded with a text-less message and an attached image (see below). I ...
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### Two chunky pixelated X's locked in mortal combat!

In this dramatic image, we witness two rather chunky pixelated letter X's (having recently fattened themselves up for the approaching winter) locked in mortal combat, fighting to the death for the ...
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### Wrap a squashed, bullet-riddled lowercase lambda around a cube

The following rather squashed and bullet-riddled lowercase lambda: ...can be wrapped onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube, with no gaps and no overlaps. How can ...
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### Icosahedron-Wrapping Monstrosity

The following monstrosity of a shape: ... can be wrapped onto the surface of an icosahedron in a way that completely covers the entire icosahedron with no gaps and no overlaps. How can it be done?
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The following tri-bladed boomerang shape: ... can be folded onto the surface of an octahedron in a way that perfectly covers the entire octahedron with no gaps and no overlaps. How can it be done?
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### A Slightly Moth-Eaten Integral Sign

The following slightly moth-eaten integral sign: ... can be folded onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube with no gaps and no overlaps. How can it be done? (You ...
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### Wrapping a Galaxy Around a Cube

The following galaxy-like shape: can be folded onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube with no gaps and no overlaps. How can it be done?
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### Early 1900's Paper Puzzle - Release the Key and Live Forever

This puzzle was found in an old attic and was a religious invitation. Release the key and you could send it in to receive a Bible based book. Apparently 1000's were made but I can find no more other ...
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### What does this message in paper say? [closed]

You wake up in an old horse wagon and get a piece of paper with strange symbols. What does it say? //Anyone can help me. Please!
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### Ernie and the Superconducting Boxes

I was in anticipation all last week. Ernie, who had been travelling for several months, was finally coming home. So over the weekend I dropped in on him. He was bursting with news. "Some wonderful ...
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### Cover a cube with four-legged walky-squares!

This is a four-legged walky-square: This shape has an interesting property: It is possible to map multiple copies of this shape onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire ...
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### Can you perfectly wrap a cube with this blocky shape?

The following blocky shape: can be folded onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube with no gaps and no overlaps. How can it be done?
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### Can you cover a cube with copies of this shape?

The following shape has an interesting property: It is possible to map multiple copies of this shape onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube with no gaps and no ...
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### How can this shape perfectly cover a cube?

The following shape: can be folded onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube with no gaps and no overlaps. How can this be done?
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### Number of folds to form a cube, using a square paper?

Take a square paper of size $S \times S$ units and thickness 1 unit. How many half folds should we do to form a cube out of it? Consider infinitely foldable paper.
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### Folding a paper wouldn't be this hard

Alice and Bob started to play a game with a piece of A4 paper. Alice is going to cut that paper as she wants and will give it to Bob, then Bob will fold the paper from anywhere he wants. In the game, ...
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### How to make someone open an origami?

I'm offering someone an origami (rabbit shape) with a QR code written inside. This is the beginning of a series of riddles. My question is, how could I make the person I'm offering the origami to ...
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### Reach for the moon

A rectangular strip of 1 mm thick paper has length = 500 m and width = 1 m. It is lying on a horizontal floor and you are allowed to rotate and fold this inelastic paper as often as possible. What is ...
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### A Pentad of Paper Puzzles

I feel that paper is an underrepresented mechanic in puzzles, so this puzzle explores the many facets of this subject. It's (almost) all lovingly handmade, so please excuse any errors. Orikami ...
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### The Folding Maze

Four years ago, I drew a really nice maze. I have recreated it with the wonders of MS Paint for all of you to enjoy. Just begin at the green START, exit by the red arrow, and don't pass through black ...
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### Folding a piece of paper in half [closed]

How tall would a piece of paper be if you folded it 100 times? (Assume a normal piece of paper, and that you could theoretically fold the paper perfectly in half.)
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