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  1. Ok, this topic isn't going so well, so this will be the last hint before posting the solutions tomorrow. Good luck to those working on this problem; I will post my solutions, a picture of Rajesh MS's solution, and a discussion on the efficiency of each, around this time tomorrow.
  2. Ok looks like it is time for a hint, hopefully to help some more people in getting started. I will give another hint tomorrow.
  3. In my opinion, there is not a solid one-answer to this riddle. I believe that the point behind the way it is worded is to provoke peoples imaginations and creativity towards finding a solution; I believe it is that which makes this puzzle beautiful, not the existence of a single answer.
  4. Come on wolfgang; don't be like that. I'm sure that there would be someone here that would be happy to double-check your puzzles before posting them. Hey, to say the least, you could even put "English is not my native language" in the title-description to warn people like NoMinorChords before they open the thread. There are actually a lot of people who are apart of this forum that are not from English speaking backgrounds. I hope this helps. Also, I enjoyed this puzzle very much, and the responses indicate that people understood what you were trying to get across. - random7
  5. Could sridharang please put his/her response in a spoiler? And copy and pasting straight from another website is not appreciated; any member could find that quote easily, if they wanted to, but someone wanting to solve this puzzle themselves would have it spoiled by that quote. To pdqkemp: Love the pun =D
  6. THE CHALLENGE Construct a perfect golden-rectangle using only a straightedge and compass. This is a puzzle on technique, not artistic ability; the procedure used is what we are focusing on. INFORMATION A golden rectangle is a rectangle whose side lengths are in the golden ratio φ:1, where φ=(1+√5)/2. Though not required, using a picture together with your explanation will help others understand the procedure you used. Please do not forget to use spoilers! The thing that I have used below. Thank-you =)
  7. I would have to say that your response is the only idea behind a possible solution; well done! Unfortunately I made a certain assumption at the start, which lead me down the "impossibility" path, to which I can safely say I would not of returned from. Such a great puzzle! I wish I could of solved it myself.
  8. I shall award this thread to these fine problem-solvers:
  9. lol