Punch,  54 (1868), 132.

A Paradox!

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Illustration, Drollery

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Mathematics, Domestic Economy

    Shows a 'Studious Lodger', standing near a table, in conversation with his landlady, Mrs Priggins. Pointing, with a knife, to a plate of meat he tells Mrs Priggins that if she had a better understanding of mathematics she would 'readily comprehend how impossible it is that this steak which I sent from table last night a rectangular parallelogram, is now an irregular pentagon!!'.

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