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Name: Darlene
Status: Educator
Grade: 9-12
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Date: Spring 2010


Question:
Why does mud seem to dry in triangle shaped cracks?



Replies:
Darlene

I do not think the majority of mud tessellations are triangular. I believe the triangular tessellations in mud that you saw are just one example of many possible outcomes.

Here is an excellent article about tessellation. You might find other articles by Googling "tessellation".

Sincere regards,
Mike Stewart



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