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A puzzle that has me puzzled...
Take a gander at the below puzzle entitled "Be a Square" and try to solve it. This puzzle was at the Tampa, Florida MOSI, or the Museum of Science and Industry, and even the employee in that area of the museum had no clue on how to solve it.
For the heck of it I am including a 2nd puzzle entitled "Easy Math" and what I believe is the solution. Do you think I got the puzzle correct or am I not looking at it properly?
The last pic is of my little boy and his grandfather waiting for a wax butterfly toy to be molded.
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Re: A puzzle that has me puzzled...
This is hard to represent without having a drawing to post, maybe it doesn't work.
I'm thinking about using the 3-d nature of the chips so that the edge of one coin overlaps into two sides of the square. I tried to represent that with the "/" marks. So the square is as tight as it can be with 3 on a side with the remaining chips overlapping into two sides a piece.
O/O\O O----O O\O/O
_________________ In the absence of God, I found Man. -Guillermo Del Torro
Have you tried that? Looking for answers? Or have you been content to be terrified of a thing you know nothing about?
Are you pushing your own short comings on us and safely hating them from a distance?
Is this the virtue of faith? To never change your mind: especially when you should?
Young Earth Creationists take offense at the idea that we have a common heritage with other animals. Why is being the descendant of a mud golem any better?
Confidence being an expectation built on past experience, evidence and extrapolation to the future. Faith being an expectation held in defiance of past experience and evidence.
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