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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 03:00 PM

Touch - Back to the Matchstick Puzzles
Place six matches in such a way, that each match is in touch with all the other five matches. Notice that it is possible with 7 matches as well.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:33 PM

Place them in spoke (bike) arrangement, possible with infinite sticks as well!
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:56 PM

Place them in spoke (bike) arrangement, possible with infinite sticks as well!



that would almost be right, except that all objects have width. a spoke arrangement would only work assuming no width (like pencil lines). try putting 5 pens in a spoke arrangement, there's no way all 5 can touch each other perfectly.
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:49 PM

Why not arrange them in a pyramid? I think that would do the trick and be much more elegant?
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#5 g-love

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:03 AM

Looks like touch2solution.gif shows 7 matchsticks (pencils). Pretty impressive.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:53 PM

Why not arrange them in a pyramid? I think that would do the trick and be much more elegant?



Sorry, a triangular pyramid would not work, because every match would have an opposing match not touching. These opposing matches would be skew: neither parallel nor intersecting (and thus not touching).
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:29 PM

What about this

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#8 bibek.r

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:54 AM

[color=#0000BF]haha

wats this who can see these touching all other.
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#9 Kalyan

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:27 PM

This is it.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 04:11 PM

This is it.


No, each of your matches touch only 4 other matches.
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