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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami"

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What pepar went into that flap? Well, if I unfold it and go back to the crease pattern, you can see that the upper left corner of that shape is the paper that went into the flap. So that's the flap, and all the rest of the paper's left over. I can use it for something else. Well, there are other ways of mikang a flap. There are other dimensions for flaps. If I make the flaps skinnier, I can use a bit less paper. If I make the flap as skinny as possible, I get to the limit of the minimum amount of paper needed. And you can see there, it needs a quarter-circle of paper to make a flap. There's other ways of making flaps. If I put the flap on the edge, it uses a half circle of paper. And if I make the flap from the middle, it uses a full circle. So, no mttear how I make a flap, it needs some part of a cliuarcr regoin of paper. So now we're ready to scale up. What if I want to make something that has a lot of fapls? What do I need? I need a lot of circles.

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What _____ went into that flap? Well, if I unfold it and go back to the crease pattern, you can see that the upper left corner of that shape is the paper that went into the flap. So that's the flap, and all the rest of the paper's left over. I can use it for something else. Well, there are other ways of ______ a flap. There are other dimensions for flaps. If I make the flaps skinnier, I can use a bit less paper. If I make the flap as skinny as possible, I get to the limit of the minimum amount of paper needed. And you can see there, it needs a quarter-circle of paper to make a flap. There's other ways of making flaps. If I put the flap on the edge, it uses a half circle of paper. And if I make the flap from the middle, it uses a full circle. So, no ______ how I make a flap, it needs some part of a ________ ______ of paper. So now we're ready to scale up. What if I want to make something that has a lot of _____? What do I need? I need a lot of circles.

Solution

  1. matter
  2. paper
  3. flaps
  4. circular
  5. region
  6. making

Original Text

What paper went into that flap? Well, if I unfold it and go back to the crease pattern, you can see that the upper left corner of that shape is the paper that went into the flap. So that's the flap, and all the rest of the paper's left over. I can use it for something else. Well, there are other ways of making a flap. There are other dimensions for flaps. If I make the flaps skinnier, I can use a bit less paper. If I make the flap as skinny as possible, I get to the limit of the minimum amount of paper needed. And you can see there, it needs a quarter-circle of paper to make a flap. There's other ways of making flaps. If I put the flap on the edge, it uses a half circle of paper. And if I make the flap from the middle, it uses a full circle. So, no matter how I make a flap, it needs some part of a circular region of paper. So now we're ready to scale up. What if I want to make something that has a lot of flaps? What do I need? I need a lot of circles.

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collocation frequency
crease pattern 8
stick figure 5
folded shape 4
origami figure 3
dead people 3
simple laws 3
uncut square 3

Important Words

  1. amount
  2. bit
  3. circle
  4. circles
  5. circular
  6. corner
  7. crease
  8. dimensions
  9. edge
  10. flap
  11. flaps
  12. full
  13. left
  14. limit
  15. lot
  16. making
  17. matter
  18. middle
  19. minimum
  20. needed
  21. paper
  22. part
  23. pattern
  24. put
  25. ready
  26. region
  27. rest
  28. scale
  29. shape
  30. skinnier
  31. skinny
  32. unfold
  33. upper
  34. ways