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

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.

10-12-2011, 08:40 PM
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I thought this site was full of deep thinkers and problem solvers that could think outside the box.

10-13-2011, 12:43 AM
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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.

10-13-2011, 07:04 AM
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Well done we have a winner. It took me 2 weeks to figure it out.

10-13-2011, 03:41 PM
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick 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.