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Old 10-11-2011, 09:26 PM  
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I have ten trees; the wife wants them planted five rows of four to a row


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Old 10-12-2011, 02:07 AM  
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Too simple--plant your 10 trees in the first 2 rows, then take your wife's 10 and plant them in the second 2 rows. Give them plenty of water, and maybe some root stimulator.


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I thought this site was full of deep thinkers and problem solvers that could think outside the box.
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If you plant a tree at each point of a 5 pointed star and one at each intersecting line that connects the points you will have 5 lines of 4.

Are there prizes involved in this? If you had 12 trees the tress would make a star of David.
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Well done we have a winner. It took me 2 weeks to figure it out.
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If you plant a tree at each point of a 5 pointed star and one at each intersecting line that connects the points you will have 5 lines of 4.

Are there prizes involved in this? If you had 12 trees the tress would make a star of David.
Well done sir.


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