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#1 2012-10-02 16:52:03

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New Puzzles 3


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#2 2012-10-02 20:19:20

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Re: New Puzzles 3

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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#3 2012-10-02 20:32:43

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Re: New Puzzles 3

Hi MIF;

The ExtraTerrestrial is a nice one

Simplifies to:

Headers = 3
Leggers = 6


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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#4 2012-10-03 17:02:29

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Re: New Puzzles 3

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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#5 2012-10-03 18:37:44

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Re: New Puzzles 3

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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#6 2012-10-03 18:40:45

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Re: New Puzzles 3

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!   smile

Bob


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#7 2012-10-03 19:21:17

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Re: New Puzzles 3

I agree with Bob.


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#8 2012-10-04 12:40:39

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Re: New Puzzles 3

Thanks, updated now. Can you check it (use refresh): Overlapping Squares Solution


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#9 2012-10-05 05:43:27

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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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#10 2012-10-05 13:51:12

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Re: New Puzzles 3

He created mathsisfun.NET, that is how we got to know each other.


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#11 2012-10-05 20:26:48

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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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