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    All digits from 0-9 as shown are 1 in. thick and within 3x5 in.dimesion except number 1. The task is to put all the numbers inside the square box with smallest dimension nxn without overlapping of segments or flipping. Just rotation and segment insertion are allowed. How you can fit all digits from 0 to 9 inside the box?

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    In case of  attack the black pawns disappear from the chessboard. But the

    black pawns can spawn to any square that is not attacked by white pieces.

    Black can not spawn on any occupied squares. White makes regular moves.

    Can you eliminate all the pawns with eleven white moves?

  3. Will it be more interesting to play none turn-base chess with balanced skill and luck? With all regular rules applied, starting with initial position, the first move depends on head or tail result of the coin toss. Next move likewise and so on until white/black wins or draw. While in case a player's King is in check, it is his turn to make a move unless it is a checkmate.

    Suppose I want to help win against myself in five or less coin spins, what is the best probability that I can make a checkmate?

  4. On 12/11/2019 at 10:35 AM, flamebirde said:

    out of curiosity: was there any significance to the translations of the symbols, or was that just a red herring?

    It would be easier to solve if anyone suspected that all figures (not only the 16 objects ) have 16 squares  within and may also  be formed from the 5 polyominoes.. the 'snake' on boarder would rule out a 2x2 or T polyomino..and some symbol like the 'bullhead" with halfside lenght indicate a cut or group assembly.. 


  5. Most blocks in the solution above have the same dimension with themselves like 2x3x3 or 2x2x1..Op implicates that the blocks dont have square faces.  There should be W1xH1xL1, W2xH2xL2,W3xH3xL3, so on. All blocks dimensions are unique integers.

    I checked my solution twice but find it wrong the third time. It happens to have a hollow inside. It looks too hard to solve without computer but thought there is a solution or more for smallest SxSxS box.

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    An archaeological artifact is depicting figures of some natural and artificial objects like the sun, moon, comet, star, flower, horse, bird , insect, headdress, mountains, river, house, weapons, bonfire and necklace. The translation of the symbol message below is "WIND, RAIN, FLAME, SOIL, ESSENCE". According to experts, there are 5 polyomino tiles that were used as patterns for making the outline of the figures in this artwork. They also believed that these 5 tiles altogether should fill and fit in any of the 16 figures depicted above.

    What are these polyominoes?

  7. On 9/22/2018 at 7:41 AM, CaptainEd said:

    linear triangle solution 

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    Set 3 pennies flat on the table, and stand 2 pennies on their edges, in such a way that no four pennies are co planar. Now all  ten triangles intersect only at endpoints, so $1.00 to Bill.



    Your solution is simply right! . I just realized that in OP .. triangles with 3 centers connected by 3 lines can't intersect lines that way.  No 4 co planar center.



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    The artist in the market is giving this painting for free (the last one on his rack). I asked him if I can take it but he replied "Why should I give it to you?" The frame could be useful but I don't want to tell him that so I ask him why should he give it for free. He answered "because I miss to paint something into it". It looks like straight edge drawing to me but Im curious so I asked him what is missing in his painting. He told me that I can take it if I figured it out. I offer to buy it if he would tell me but he just refused while people are now gathering around the painting. What is missing?


    Nice try adding the 5 cents. Note that  anyway we put the 5 pennies flat on the flat table as long as there be no 3 centers that are on the same line we can create 10 triangles. When the non intersecting triangles are declared first for dime pays then the others for nickle pays it is just luck that the dime triangles werent forfeited because the nickles triangles overlapped them. Nevertheless,  Bill can take home $ 0.8 ( his pennies included) if he would be contented.

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