Visual proofs

I just came across these lovely visual mathematical proofs.

For instance consider the following sequence:
1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + … = 1

and then see the following image on the blog!!

How cool is that!!!!

I had posted about something similar earlier (see visualizing mathematics).

Note: Before someone gets technical on me, I should admit that these are not “proofs” in the rigorous mathematical sense of the term, but they do provide visual evidence / explanation that helps us understand the underlying patterns.

I also recommend the blog ( on which these “proofs” appeared for a bunch of other interesting stuff about mathematics and programming.

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