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### #1 gracie

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:30 PM

A regular hexagon has a square attached to each side. No square goes into the inside of the hexagon. And, there is no part of a line that is not touching the square. If the perimeter of the hexagon is 144 in., than what is the area of all squares put together?

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### #2 ash013

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:16 AM

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### #3 unreality

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:26 AM

yeah lol I could do this in 2nd grade without blinking (except I might've needed a calculator for 576*6)
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### #4 bonanova

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:36 AM

Spoiler for interesting number

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### #5 gracie

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 03:42 PM

A regular hexagon has a square attached to each side. No square goes into the inside of the hexagon. And, there is no part of a line that is not touching the square. If the perimeter of the hexagon is 144 in., than what is the area of all squares put together?

im only in 5th grade. sorry. and i was the only one in my advanced class who figured this out. plus, i only joined 2 days ago. i'll post harder ones when i think of them.
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### #6 Duh Puck

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:15 PM

yeah lol I could do this in 2nd grade without blinking (except I might've needed a calculator for 576*6)

Really? Man, you were super advanced for a little tike, especially for being in the U.S. In second grade, I was just learning my multiplication tables. I wouldn't have been able to solve this problem until fourth grade, and I was among the best math students in my class.

im only in 5th grade. sorry. and i was the only one in my advanced class who figured this out. plus, i only joined 2 days ago. i'll post harder ones when i think of them.

Well done, and welcome. It's a tough crowd in this forum, with some very advanced problem solvers who have a lot of math experience, but not all the members are like that, so if you keep improving in your skills and posting more difficult problems, you can be sure there will be plenty of people who enjoy solving them.
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### #7 unreality

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:00 AM

Really? Man, you were super advanced for a little tike, especially for being in the U.S. In second grade, I was just learning my multiplication tables. I wouldn't have been able to solve this problem until fourth grade, and I was among the best math students in my class.

maybe I exaggerated a little bit
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### #8 Ploper

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:17 AM

yeah, man, don't worry, it was a good puzzle
although, if you want my opinion, the only thing you did that I didn't like was post a spoiler before-hand
if there isn't a spoiler, I'm more tempted to answer it
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### #9 jword

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:49 AM

Do´nt listen to them Gracie , they´re all sweettalkers until it comes to the nitty gritty
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### #10 unreality

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:41 PM

yeah, man, don't worry, it was a good puzzle
although, if you want my opinion, the only thing you did that I didn't like was post a spoiler before-hand
if there isn't a spoiler, I'm more tempted to answer it

yeah keep up the good puzzles... the harder the better ;D and yeah I'm like Ploper, if there's a spoiler answer I'm just gonna look at it and not bother to try unless the puzzle really caught my eye
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