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JEK595
Just a Wandering Enigma

 Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2002 2:05 am    Post subject: 1 If possible, show the diagrams on how to do these: 1. Cut a regular heptagon into 20 pieces and rearrange those pieces to create two identical regular seven-pointed stars. 2. Use then same twenty pieces to form four smaller regular heptagons. ------------------ -grace the mind with puzzles, games, and tapioca.- -If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. (Not suitable for skydivers.)
Milt
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2002 4:16 am    Post subject: 2
Ferris
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2002 4:33 am    Post subject: 3 OK, JEK: Take a regular heptagram (7-pointed star), inscribed in a circle, and calculate the area of the small heptagon in the centre ( relative to the radius of the circle). The formula can be modified for the general case of any odd n-gram (5,7,9...), but there's a slight difference in the formula when it's an even n-gram (like the 6-sided 'star of David'). Nothing very hard about it, but it's a bit of fun related to the puzzle you posted.
Ferris
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 1:32 am    Post subject: 4 bump.
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