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Topic: Can You Solve This $500 Puzzle?
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Avni Pllana

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Re: Can You Solve This $500 Puzzle?
Posted: Aug 12, 2012 8:14 AM
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> YWorld, the collaborative network for professionals,
> loves Math. To debut one of our selective groups, the
> Puzzle Breaker Club, we're posting a deceptively
> simple puzzle for the world to solve. If you think
> you have what it takes to crack this geometric
> puzzle, try your skills at:

I think the number of maximal sets of non-intersecting diagonals for 11-gon is 29, or F(11) = 29 .

By inspection we obtain following data: F(5) = 1, F(6) = 3, F(7) = 4, F(8) = 7. According to these data we have to do with a Fibonacci-like sequence, F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2). So, if we extrapolate the obtained data we can write:

F(9) = 11,
F(10)= 18,
F(11)= 29.

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