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Problem of the Week, January 1721
Posted:
Jan 17, 1994 10:17 AM


The problem of the week is a regular installment here at the Geometry Forum. Each weekend a high school level geometry problem will be posted, and the following weekend a summary of solutions and their authors will be posted. This week's problem is a bit more a puzzle than a problem, but should be fun. It comes from a Martin Gardner column, and was submitted by Bob Messer of Albion College (RAM@ALBION.BITNET). If you have a problem that you think would make a good Problem of the Week, just mail it to pow@forum.swarthmore.edu.
Please do not post solutions to the problem of the week; instead mail your answer along with as detailed a description of your method as necessary/possible to pow@forum.swarthmore.edu (replying to this message will also work). Solutions should be received by midnight Friday so they can be combined and posted over the weekend.
Please include your name, grade, and school along with your answer.
*************************************** Problem of the Week, January 1721
Fold a block of eight postage stamps, as indicated below, along the perforations and without tearing, so as to form a single pile with the stamps numbered consecutively from top to bottom.
       1  8  2  7                   4  5  3  6            
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