You are working as an apprentice to a landscape architect. Your first assignment is to plant some trees in a client's large, flat lawn. Your boss tells you:
"I want you to plant 16 trees in 15 rows. There must be exactly 4 trees in each row."
How should you plant the trees if you want to complete your assignment?
(In reply to re(2): Solution
The sides of the inside pentagon is created by the lines (rows) of the pentagram. That only means there are five rows
that constitute the inner pentagram. So the sides of the
inside pentagon are only segments of the five rows making up
the inner pentagram so can't be counted as five additional rows. Adding the five rows from the outer pentagram to the five rows of the inner pentagram adds up to only 10 rows.
The other five rows are created by connecting the outer most
points of the outside pentagram, creating an outside hexagon. These five rows, though, will have only 2 trees each.
Could you check me out on that?
Posted by jaypee
on 2003-09-28 00:00:28