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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Oct '03 20:18
    A circular paper chain of 12 links has magically come apart into 4 equal pieces. Is it possible to remake the circular paper chain by only breaking 3 links ?
  2. 23 Oct '03 21:41
    Yes, as long as you have the means to join them up again

    Suppose the pieces are AAA BBB CCC DDD. Open all three rings from DDD and reassemble the chain like this : AAADBBBDCCCD

    (The last D joins onto the first A, but I can't think of a good way to show that here)
  3. 24 Oct '03 19:39
    welldone