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CaptainEd

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  1. CaptainEd

    Squares on a plywood

    I think not: please check my counting
  2. CaptainEd

    Fill the vacancy

    Plasmid, In what sense is this not a total solution?
  3. CaptainEd

    Squares on a plywood

    I question whether the information given about a figure is sufficient to uniquely determine the number of included squares:
  4. CaptainEd

    the distinguished matrix

    While this doesn’t answer the question with randomly placed 1s, I think it does give an upper bound to the number of columns that can be removed.
  5. CaptainEd

    November quickie

    Much more satisfying, thank you!
  6. CaptainEd

    the distinguished matrix

    Scratching the surface...
  7. CaptainEd

    November quickie

    Here’s one solution
  8. CaptainEd

    Circles covering a rectangle

    Oooh, sounds like you’ve nailed it, plainglazed.
  9. CaptainEd

    The Dollar Bill

    Ok here’s a different layout:
  10. CaptainEd

    Circles covering a rectangle

    Here's a different rectangle that may work: Pennies and Rectangle.pdf
  11. CaptainEd

    The Dollar Bill

  12. CaptainEd

    The Dollar Bill

    I appreciate TSLFs careful language.
  13. CaptainEd

    Bowling for equilateral triangles

    Dang! I guess I was using fuzzy logic.
  14. CaptainEd

    Bowling for equilateral triangles

    That’s my issue, for sure.
  15. CaptainEd

    Brainden races

    Nice, Bonanova! Definitely not the obvious answer.
  16. CaptainEd

    Brick quickie

    Rocdocmac, I found it to be interesting, and I felt I learned something while attempting to solve it. Also I was impressed at the originality of the problem. Thanks! Thalia, thanks for showing us that I wasn’t crazy!
  17. CaptainEd

    the distinguished matrix

    After elimination of columns, do the row totals all still have to be equal (although maybe equal to 6 or 5?)
  18. CaptainEd

    Brick quickie

    I’m sad that I don’t get it yet, maybe I don’t know what “circumference” means...
  19. CaptainEd

    Brick quickie

    Nice puzzle, Rocdocmac, I think the desired answer is
  20. CaptainEd

    Turnabout

    Plainglazed, you asked perfectly clearly. I wish I had done such a clear job of answering as bonanova did. Thanks for the fun puzzle!
  21. CaptainEd

    Squares on a plywood

    Ooh, now I see what you mean. Much different problem. Sorry
  22. CaptainEd

    Squares on a plywood

    Sorry, proof was right, but method for calculation was confusing
  23. CaptainEd

    Squares on a plywood

    Hah! It’s exactly right!
  24. CaptainEd

    Squares on a plywood

    Tricky enough as it is—here is my first cut
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