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#21 bonanova

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:40 AM


Looks like touch2solution.gif shows 7 matchsticks (pencils). Pretty impressive.



If you look closely at the Touch2Solution you will see that the "RED" and the "LIGHT BLUE" match are "NOT TOUCHING"! The Thickness or mass of the "DARK BLUE" match is seperating them from touching. It may Appear that they are in contact from an ariel view, however it is obvious that anything with mass is going to seperate 2 objects if it is between them.

Tell me what you think about my findings. I'm open for debate!


Debate, as requested:

In touch2, Red lies horizontally across Purple, Blue and Light Blue, touching each of them.
The top surfaces of Purple, Light Blue and Blue are all at the same height, allowing Red to touch them all.
Red's end then touches Yellow.
Similar statements can be made for Yellow and Green.
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#22 harvey45

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:21 PM

The question shows and says matches. The answer looks a lot like pencils.
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#23 carlosn27

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:55 AM

why dont you light the matches and then the ashes of one match will be touching all of the other ashes
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#24 joelbernardo03

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:18 PM

the red is not at an angle. it is parallel to whatever surface the pieces are lying on. it's resting on top of the pink, dark blue, and light blue. i wasn't sure if that was clear from what the guy above said ^

does this make me king?

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#25 srushti

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:59 AM

Hey

I am new to this forum. I have thought of a possible answer. But I am not able to upolad any file nor copy paste any image.
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#26 rookie1ja

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:44 AM

Hey

I am new to this forum. I have thought of a possible answer. But I am not able to upolad any file nor copy paste any image.


you can try the following:
1. save the image on your pc
2. log into this forum
3. post reply
4. filename - browse (find the file on you your pc)
5. push "add the file"
6. push "submit"
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#27 harvey45

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:56 AM

What about this



Each of them only touches 2 others.
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#28 PlayTheMindGame

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:53 PM

What about this



Sorry, but each of these matchsticks only touch 2 other ones, instead of the required 5.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:09 PM

I arranged 6 spaghetti sticks in such a manner that all of them were touching all others... but I ate them before I could take a picture and upload the image...
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:19 PM

OK, your options are logical
well, what about this one?



In your picture, the yellow and green pencil cannot be touching the orange due to the angle of the pencils with one end on the table and the other resting on the purple pencil. This angle would prevent them from actually touching the orange pencil. In a top down view, they appear to be touching, but if you took a look from the side, you would find a small gap between the pencils.

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