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Pencils Out

 

Previously, we discussed a problem of getting multiple quarters to all touch each other simultaneously. Now try it with pencils. Is it possible to arrange seven pencils in a manner such that each pencil touches every other pencil? Will your solution work with brand new, unsharpened pencils?


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