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Linked Rings (Posted on 2004-05-29) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Three rings (planar circles) are "linked" together, but you'll notice that none is directly linked with another.
  • The red ring is "behind" the yellow.
  • The yellow ring is "behind" the blue.
  • The blue ring is "behind" the red.
Still, while none is intertwined with another, it is impossible to pull them apart.

Is this a paradox?

Can this really be built?

No Solution Yet Submitted by SilverKnight    
Rating: 3.6000 (5 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
answerDej Mar2011-09-18 06:00:53
It can be bui;t in 3Dvilnius2006-03-06 23:41:29
paradoxmehrdad2004-06-04 12:15:34
Some ThoughtsAdditional comments on the puzzle...Erik2004-06-01 17:07:19
Solutiondj2004-06-01 10:05:56
My MistakeKevin Tran2004-05-31 19:19:25
re: Some historyKevin Tran2004-05-31 19:17:09
re(3): String theory (or "Submitting problems with pictures in them")Popstar Dave2004-05-30 03:50:45
SolutionSolutionsurfndcoolwater2004-05-29 21:38:07
SolutionSome historyFederico Kereki2004-05-29 18:53:20
Some Thoughtsre(2): String theoryDanny2004-05-29 16:57:11
Make mine a Borromean Ale.Jer2004-05-29 16:07:19
Some Thoughtsre: Uh, Well, depends on the rings...Kevin Tran2004-05-29 15:58:10
Some ThoughtsUh, Well, depends on the rings...Kevin Tran2004-05-29 15:52:28
re(2): String theoryLarry2004-05-29 13:29:02
Some Thoughtsre: String theoryPopstar Dave2004-05-29 13:15:26
String theoryLarry2004-05-29 12:36:18
MY GUESSJose2004-05-29 12:03:15
My Guessnp_rt2004-05-29 11:17:01
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