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 Laser Reconstruction: 6 targets, 5 mirrors (Posted on 2007-12-14)
Two lasers enter a limitless space in which there are 6 targets.
One laser enters vertically downward while the other is initially horizontal from the right.

You have 5 mirrors, each of which can deflect a beam at either 45° or 135°.

Each laser beam passes through all targets only once.
Each segment of one laser beam passes exactly through 1, 2 and 3 targets
while those of the other never pass through more than two.

You may care to challenge yourself by fitting all targets into a 4 x 4 grid.
As a further challenge fit the 6 targets into a 4 x 4 grid, use the same rules but use only 4 mirrors.

Note: 1. Brian Smith's Laser Puzzle was the inspiration for this.
2. I acknowledge Brian Smith's thoughts re the use of a 4 mirror version.

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 4 mirrors, 5x5 grid | Comment 2 of 6 |

The green beam starts travelling to the left at G and reflects off mirrors at the two g's.  The red beam starts travelling down at the R and reflects off mirrors at the two r's.

`.....R........|g.......@|....../||...r-@-|@--..@..||...g-@-@-G.....\|........r...`

 Posted by Brian Smith on 2007-12-16 01:58:16

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