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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 19 12:16 AM

June 19, 2010: Table Test

Simple test, which table is bigger?



Do you think the green table looks bigger?

Do you think the red table looks bigger?

A yes answer to either question gets a honk, from Beulah the buzzer.

They are the same size.



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gvidas  Saturday Jun 19 01:21 AM

Related, but simpler, and less about being tricked: The Eyeballing Game.



ZenGum  Saturday Jun 19 01:55 AM

No matter what, it's always eight inches.



casimendocina  Saturday Jun 19 07:46 AM

Of course it is.



newtimer  Saturday Jun 19 08:20 AM

The green one is bigger. It can seat 6 people; the red one can only seat 4.



casimendocina  Saturday Jun 19 08:37 AM

Is Zen aware of this?



squirell nutkin  Saturday Jun 19 09:35 AM

Bigger is ambiguous. Do you mean greater area or taller?



squirell nutkin  Saturday Jun 19 09:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gvidas View Post
Related, but simpler, and less about being tricked: The Eyeballing Game.
3.81 in 214 seconds


spudcon  Saturday Jun 19 10:28 AM

I counted the markings on the rug pattern, and came up with a larger surface area for the red table. I have no ruler, so in my universe, the red one is larger.



classicman  Saturday Jun 19 10:31 PM

5.80 in 100 s



monster  Saturday Jun 19 10:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
I counted the markings on the rug pattern, and came up with a larger surface area for the red table. I have no ruler, so in my universe, the red one is larger.
i did the same.


monster  Saturday Jun 19 11:05 PM

3.68 in 240



monster  Saturday Jun 19 11:10 PM

2.83 in 242



monster  Saturday Jun 19 11:16 PM

2.60 in 202

...and now I'm bored and my eyes are spining. Great game for the kids, though



Gravdigr  Sunday Jun 20 01:14 PM

I think they are not the same size. They may take up the same area/amount of space, but one is longer than the other, one is wider than the other. That's two (2) different sizes.



Gravdigr  Sunday Jun 20 01:19 PM

Nevermind.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 20 04:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I think they are not the same size. They may take up the same area/amount of space, but one is longer than the other, one is wider than the other. That's two (2) different sizes.
Second picture, yellow lines are the same length, as are the blue.


Gravdigr  Monday Jun 21 02:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I think they are not the same size. They may take up the same area/amount of space, but one is longer than the other, one is wider than the other. That's two (2) different sizes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Nevermind.



glatt  Monday Jun 21 02:25 PM

The tables may have the same size in pixels on the computer screen, but if you measure them against the square floor tiles, the red table is about 5.25 tiles long and 2.25 tiles wide. The green one is 3.25 tiles wide by 3.25 tiles wide.

If the optical illusion is that "ha ha, some floor tiles are drawn small in this drawing to make you think they are far away" then I don't think that really counts as an optical illusion. That's a standard drawing technique.



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