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Six Lines, 4 Triangles


Date: 8/19/96 at 17:2:52
From: Anonymous
Subject: Six Lines, 4 Triangles

How can six toothpicks be glued together to form exactly four 
triangles?


Date: 8/30/96 at 15:13:21
From: Doctor Jim
Subject: Re: Six Lines, 4 Triangles

Here's a hint: glue two of them together to form a plus sign.

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Date: 8/30/96 at 15:14:5
From: Doctor Ken
Subject: Re: Six Lines, 4 Triangles

Hello!

Here's another hint that will give you a different solution: don't 
restrict yourself to 2 dimensions!

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