Can You Bisect Yin and Yang?

Can you bisect yin and yang in this geometry brain teaser? You have a perfect yin yang symbol with a center point directly center with a semicircle on either side. You must bisect the areas of yin and yang (black and white) with a single straight line. This task is possible with a curved line, as well as a straight line. Do you know where the straight line would be positioned? This math problem may require knowledge of the area of a circle and more geometry knowledge.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. It is possible to bisect the yin and yang of a yin yang symbol using a straight line. 01:37

  2. The radius of a circle is one half of its diameter. 03:01

Written by Curiosity Staff December 16, 2015