Monthly Archives: November 2011

Holiday Puzzles

Following are a couple of related puzzles, motivated by this holiday season: 1. You are standing at the very end of a line of 100 holiday travelers (you and 99 others) waiting to board an airplane.  Each passenger in line has a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question

Last week’s puzzle asked for the largest regular polygon in a “cycle,” or a collection of regular polygons all with side length 1 sharing a common central vertex, with consecutive pairs of polygons sharing exactly a common edge.  I had … Continue reading

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Polygon Puzzle

You have an unlimited supply of regular polygons, each with side length 1: triangles, squares, pentagons, etc.  Some combinations of these polygons may be arranged in a “cycle” so that they all share a common vertex and any consecutive pair of polygons share exactly … Continue reading

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