What is the required minimum number of coins
to produce two diamonds (regular rhombus) ?
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Spoiler for No...not what I meant...No, you missed the "viewing from the side" part of my post. Viewed from the side, the coins look like lines ;P. Also, the OP doesn't specify the coins have to be the same coin, so you could do it easily by using 2 coins that have a diameter that is 2X and 3 coins that are a diameter of X, which, viewed in the third dimension, are lines with those lengths
Hai! That is yes..5 coins w/ 2 double diamater. Looks like a parallelogram with line in the middle.
OP should say "same coin" but i guess no one use 4 half-cut coins (or bitable coins) to make 8 diameters.Spoiler for thru manifying lens
It seem to have 2 hexagons?
My angles were more...90 degrees .
Sorry if I'm going on a completely different tangent than what the OP intended, to be honest, I'm not sure what the OP intends , but seeing your response to witzar made me think 'outside the box' (or plane of the box ) type solutions were acceptable.Go to the full post
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:09 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:11 AM
Spoiler for is this what you mean?Spoiler for 5 coins
. .A. .B
.C. .D. .E
One diamond is ABCD, the other is ABDESpoiler forNo CaptainEd, without the lines it looks like a trapezoid
Edited by TimeSpaceLightForce, 17 February 2013 - 07:14 AM.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:39 PM
Spoiler forSix coins in 3x2 grid, diamonds are spaces between coins:Spoiler forNice coins!A square is a rhombus, but we're looking for diamonds with straight lines.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:37 AM
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