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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.
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Is this a paradox?

Can this really be built?

No Solution Yet Submitted by SilverKnight    
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answer Comment 19 of 19 |
The key words are "planar circles". Given that each circle is given to be on a plane, the only physical possiblity that such a formation could be built would require the 'bending' of space. As this is given as a possibility, though an extremely unlikely condition, it is not a paradox.
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2011-09-18 06:00:53
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