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Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Puzzler

Here's one of Richard Wiseman's Friday puzzles (re-phrased) from a couple weeks ago:

A column of a particular building is exactly 200 feet high and 16 feet 8 inches in circumference. If a garland evenly wraps around the column in a spiral from top to bottom exactly five times than what is the length of the garland?

Wiseman's presentation and answer here:

http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/answer-to-the-friday-puzzle-104/

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