A hypothetical (and maybe practical) question has been nagging at me.
If you had a piece of paper with dimensions 4 and 3 (4:3), folding it in half along the long side (once) would result in 2 inches and 3 inches (2:3), which wouldn’t retain its ratio. For example, here is a piece of paper that doesn’t retain its ratio when folded:
Is retaining the ratio technically possible? If so, what is the side length and ratio that fulfills this requirement? Any help would be appreciated.
I added “once” because I got an answer saying that any recectangle would work, as any rectangle folded twice has the original ratio. Nice answer, but not quite what I was looking for. As for the other answers, I got 3x as much information as I needed! Thanks!
Its most common usage is the A series which especially in Europe is a collection of very common paper sizes. The base size, A0, has an area of a square meter, and every next smaller paper size is constructed by folding it in half.