Puzzle
of the Month, August 99
**Logic?
Shmlogic...**
**1)
Holy Pentagram**
Find the area of the pentagram shown below (the answer is a
1-digit number).
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Sarcone & Waeber, Lausanne
**2) Which
number?**
Find **x** in the following sequence, and explain your choice:
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**Solutions**
**1)** The
area of the pentagram is **0**. Considering that the sum of
the small and medium sides of each triangle is equal to the largest
ones, for instance:
AE + AD = DE, CD + BD = BC, and CE + CD = DE. Then, the
triangles AED, CDE and CDB are not triangles at all, but lines! The
area of any line equals zero...
**2)
x = 3**. ONE has 3 letters; TWO, 3 letters; THREE, 5 letters,
etc... **TEN has 3 letters**, and ELEVEN, 6 letters.
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