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    Triangle mangle

    Jezza Bear is in a mood... <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> what's new.

    He was walking through the forest when he came across a crashed alien spaceship and in it he found these four triangles with numbers on them. He worked out that they formed the ignition key to the spaceship and tried to put them in place so that they fitted the key hole. He has tried all ways to put the triangles together, but he can't work out the significance of the numbers on them. Now he knows they have to fit together in some order but can't work it out, can you.

    Please note you cannot flip the triangles to see the reverse but you can spin them around their centroid.

    PS <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>You main want to print this off again and cut out the triangles yo make it easier
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    Re: Triangle mangle

    i didn't find out the key, but i found one of the aliens!!!
    <img src=/w3timages/blueline.gif width=33% height=2>
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    Re: Triangle mangle

    <img src=/S/pirate.gif border=0 alt=pirate width=22 height=18> Your puppet, my Jezza Bear watch out sonny Jim Now he IS in a mood <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Triangle mangle

    OK roughly 40 visits and no sensible answer at this time of posting.

    HINT:<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">What is the most number of equilateral triangles you can make with 6 unbroken matches?</span hide>
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    Re: Triangle mangle

    Cute clue, and I would have got the answer much quicker if I hadn't misread one 6 as a 9.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">i'm not folding it into the final shape, you can check the remaining edges anyhow</span hide>

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    Re: Triangle mangle

    Excellent Stuart

    You get a free [ride in the spaceship with Jezza Bear] and a [magazine] of your choice

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Yes, a tetrahedral key</span hide>
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