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#1 2012-10-03 14:52:03

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New Puzzles 3

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#2 2012-10-03 18:19:20

anonimnystefy
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Hi MIF

In the Overlapping Squares puzzle, the second diagram in the problem differs from the second diagram in the solution.

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#3 2012-10-03 18:32:43

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Hi MIF;

The ExtraTerrestrial is a nice one

Simplifies to:

Leggers = 6

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#4 2012-10-04 15:02:29

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Thanks anonimnystefy, I will redo the illustrations. Do you think it best to number them from top-down (as in puzzle), or bottom-up (as you would lay them)?

Thanks, too, bobby. I will see about putting that in the solution.

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#5 2012-10-04 16:37:44

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Hi MIF;

Thanks for the puzzles.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#6 2012-10-04 16:40:45

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hi MIF

Do you think it best to number them from top-down (as in puzzle), or bottom-up (as you would lay them)?

Top down did confuse me when I looked at this solution.  I think bottom up as you would lay them would be more logical.

Great new puzzles!

Bob

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#7 2012-10-04 17:21:17

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I agree with Bob.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#8 2012-10-05 10:40:39

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Thanks, updated now. Can you check it (use refresh): Overlapping Squares Solution

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#9 2012-10-06 03:43:27

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Hi MIF

Great! The puzzles are very nice.

I have one question about the MIF site. I found somewhere that Stephen Froggatt is the creator of MIF... I am not entirely sure if that is true...

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#10 2012-10-06 11:51:12

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He created mathsisfun.NET, that is how we got to know each other.

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#11 2012-10-06 18:26:48

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Uh-huh. I am asking because I found on a site of one guy that he is the creator of MathsIsFun website and had provided a link which led to your site which obviously had me confused.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment