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A Tri Star Issue (Posted on 2008-06-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The letters, A to L, within this star represent intersections of unique pairings of its 6 lines, and α, β, γ, δ, ε and ζ are sums of intersections defined as:
α = A + D + G + K     β = E + G + J + L    γ = K + J + I + H
δ = L + I + F + B     ε = H + F + C + A    ζ = B + C + D + E

           A α
          / \
  ζ  B---C---D---E  β
      \ /     \ /
       F       G
      / \     / \
  ε  H---I---J---K  γ
          \ /
           L  δ

Assign values from 1 to 12 to each of the locations A to L such that each sum is an element of an arithmetic progression with an arithmetic difference of two (2) but not necessarily as adjacent vertex values.

Secondly, attempt the same task but with a difference of four (4) as the outcome.

And for a tease... can you offer a solution if all such vertex sums are equal, ie, 26?

Discounting rotations and reflections, more than one possibility exists for each of the first two tasks.

See The Solution Submitted by brianjn    
Rating: 4.0000 (2 votes)

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re: Possible mistake? | Comment 2 of 17 |
(In reply to Possible mistake? by pcbouhid)

I'm sure that must be the case. I hadn't noticed any remark regarding this while it was in the queue. But then, there were many remarks.
  Posted by Charlie on 2008-06-01 13:22:39

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