Wolves and Pens Puzzle
Date: 08/30/2005 at 23:11:30 From: Dominic Subject: wolves in a square enclosure Nine wolves are in a square enclosure. Build two more square enclosures and put each wolf in a pen by itself. I can not figure out a logical way to put each wolf in a pen by itself. I tried drawing three enclosures, but there are still a greater number of wolves than pens. Can you help?
Date: 08/31/2005 at 01:28:43 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: wolves in a square enclosure Hi Dominic, Let me get you started. Here are two square pens, A-------.-------B | . . | | . . | | . . | . . | . . | | . . | | . . | D-------.-------C which create 5 areas, each of which could hold one wolf. Can you take it from here? - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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