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fun with logicCan you place four glasses on a table so that the distances of each glass from the other is exactly the same? #2 20060223 01:38:37
Re: fun with logicThe only possible way it can be done is Character is who you are when no one is looking. #3 20060223 07:52:37
Re: fun with logicAs in a Tetrahedron ? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20060223 08:33:21
Re: fun with logicHow do you measure the distance? "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #5 20060223 15:43:28
Re: fun with logicThe glasses should be on a plane and therefore the idea of a tetrahedron by Maths Is Fun rules out. #6 20060223 16:20:49
Re: fun with logicJust like stacking cups, you put one glass inside another. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #7 20060223 16:44:01
Re: fun with logicNo thats not quite right I guess.Anyway the glsses cannot be stacked and should be placed seperately. #8 20060223 17:24:27
Re: fun with logicAfter thinking this over at 12:30 in the morning, I have decided that the best solution would be to smash them... The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. Bertrand Russell #9 20060224 03:46:02
Re: fun with logicI too think that it is impossible to do on just one plane. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #10 20060224 08:01:11
Re: fun with logicVery well reasoned, mathsy! Using two different methods, too. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #11 20060224 10:28:13
Re: fun with logicThis is kind of lame, but bear with me. El que pega primero pega dos veces. #12 20060224 10:35:54
Re: fun with logicI have found one possible solution although there would be many others along the same lines. 