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Problem of the Week

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Problem of the Week, January 17-21
Posted: Jan 17, 1994 10:17 AM
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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

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 (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 17-21

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.

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| 1 | 8 | 2 | 7 |
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| 4 | 5 | 3 | 6 |
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