Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberThe Plumber
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    12 Feb '05 18:33
    Draw two straight lines on a flat rectangular surface in any way that you want, and then arrange four pennies on those lines such that each line passes under the center of each of three pennies.

    No, you can't draw the second line directly on top of the first line, making one line.
  2. Standard memberskeeter
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    12 Feb '05 21:43
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    Draw two straight lines on a flat rectangular surface in any way that you want, and then arrange four pennies on those lines such that each line passes under the center of each of three pennies.

    No, you can't draw the second line directly on top of the first line, making one line.
    Draw the lines so that they form a cross and where they intersect stack the pennies on top of each other.

    skeeter
  3. Standard memberThe Plumber
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    12 Feb '05 23:29
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Draw the lines so that they form a cross and where they intersect stack the pennies on top of each other.

    skeeter
    That works - of course that's four pennies for each line. I should have said three and only three.
  4. DonationAcolyte
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    12 Feb '05 23:57
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    That works - of course that's four pennies for each line. I should have said three and only three.
    Put two pennies on the intersection and one more on each line away from the intersection.
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