Many of us have seen diagrams like the one to illustrate how to divide shapes into equal parts. These are useful when you have multiple shapes to draw, but it can also be useful to draw them as separate entities on their own. The concept behind these diagrams is simple. By dividing a shape into equal parts, we can identify the individual parts of that shape on their own and easier to understand the shape itself. This can help simplify a complex design by making it easier to visualize each piece of the shape.
Divide shapes into equal parts
Diagrams of different shapes can be created in many different ways. Most commonly, they are drawn as a bunch of separate shapes onto a page where the top half is the main focus. Often, these top half objects are the same or very similar to each other. When we divide these shapes into equal parts, we can see the individual pieces of that shape. As we can see the top half of the shape, we can also see the bottoms and other bottom sides of these shapes as well.
For example, if we were looking at a triangle, then we would see the three equal sides as being made up of the side pieces, the top portion of the triangle, and the bottom. Each of these parts has a specific purpose or feature, which makes it unique from all of the other shapes. These shapes can be used in many different ways. They can be combined, they can be subtracted, and they can even be multiplied into another shape.
Using this same technique, we can take any shape and turn it into one that is simpler to understand. For example, take the square and make it into two more shapes. Then, we can combine these shapes to create the simplest shape possible. Take the rectangle for instance, and then change the top part of it to become the longest wall, and the bottom part of it to become the lowest part of the wall. By doing this, you will end up with a wall that forms the top of the lower wall and the bottom of the highest wall.
If you think that this may be too simplistic, and that it might not be easy to understand, then you might want to try a real life example. Think about how your favorite basketball team usually starts out. The two big guys are probably the tallest and strongest guys, while the rest of the team plays at the point where the other players are usually standing. Now, what if those guys were divided into three separate groups of three players each?
You can see that each of those groups has its own purpose. And now you understand why measuring the dimensions of the shapes you create using fractional measurements is so important. Not only are you able to see the exact parts of your creation, but you are also able to clearly see where those parts fit together. Just remember that once you begin to understand fractional measurements, you’ll never use anything else but it the next time you need to measure something, no matter how large or small it is.