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4 matches, then 3


Best Answer wolfgang, 10 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

Arrange 4 matches into a square. You get 4 right angles.
Halve their pair wise separations (think tic- tac- toe) and you get 16 right angles,
Show how you can remove 1 match and form 12 right angles.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

maybe its not this simple?

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

Spoiler for If the question is what i think it is, then this might be the answer!


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

I see that i got the question wrong!

 

maybe its not this simple?

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See my spoiler and you can see what i thought would be pair wise separation! :duh:


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#6 bonanova

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

I meant to move the sides of the square closer to each other to get something like this: #


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

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Actually each of 12 angles is a right angle.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:42 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

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