Extreme parallelism

Four parallel line segments, one of which is divided in three parts. What is the proportion blue : red : green?

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Blue : red : green is 1 : 1 :1.

Solution by Peter Gallin.


Extreme parallelism
Two beautiful parallel lines
Dreamed to touch each other
In this cruel world
They did not know what to do
These two loving straights
Only one solution
To become secants one day
No more suffering
To love and always stay
And throw the pencil away


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