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Tree planting exercise (Posted on 2006-10-21) Difficulty: 3 of 5
How can you plant seven straight rows of trees with six trees per row such that twenty-one trees are planted in total?

How can you plant nine straight rows of trees with three trees per row such that nine trees are planted in total?

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Solution part 1 | Comment 3 of 10 |

Arrange 7 points equally around a circle (about 51.42857 degrees apart). Join straight lines connecting each pair that is 154.2857 degrees apart, making a 7-pointed star. At each intersection, including the points of the star, plant a tree.


  Posted by Charlie on 2006-10-21 19:27:58
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