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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Another installment of "Stephen Froggatt" puzzles:

The Holiday Headscratcher

As Easy As Pi

Five Card Trick

Mirror, Mirror

Sides Reversed Is

Sum-Things Missing

Extra Terrestrial

Overlapping Squares

The Dual Cabbage Way

Easter Eggs - Eggsactly

Two Rungs Make One Write

Crushed Dice

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi MIF

In the Overlapping Squares puzzle, the second diagram in the problem differs from the second diagram in the solution.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

The ExtraTerrestrial is a nice one

Simplifies to:

Headers = 3

Leggers = 6

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks anonimnystefy, I will redo the illustrations. Do you think it best to number them from top-down (as in puzzle), or bottom-up (as you would lay them)?

Thanks, too, bobby. I will see about putting that in the solution.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

Thanks for the puzzles.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi MIF

Do you think it best to number them from top-down (as in puzzle), or bottom-up (as you would lay them)?

Top down did confuse me when I looked at this solution. I think bottom up as you would lay them would be more logical.

Great new puzzles!

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I agree with Bob.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks, updated now. Can you check it (use refresh): Overlapping Squares Solution

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi MIF

Great! The puzzles are very nice.

I have one question about the MIF site. I found somewhere that Stephen Froggatt is the creator of MIF... I am not entirely sure if that is true...

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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He created mathsisfun.NET, that is how we got to know each other.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Uh-huh. I am asking because I found on a site of one guy that he is the creator of MathsIsFun website and had provided a link which led to your site which obviously had me confused.

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