Six Pens

SixPensIanStewartRef: Prof. Ian Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Farmer Hogswill has run into another mathematico-agricultural problem. He had carefully assembled 13 identical fence panels to  create 6 identical pens for his rare-breed Alexander-horned pigs. But, during the night some anti social person stole one of his panels. So, now he needs to use 12 fence panels to create 6 identical pens. How can he achieve this? All 12 panels must be used.

More later.

Nalin Pithwa.

One Comment

  1. Sachit
    Posted April 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    He arranges them in a hexagon-like structure with sides and diagonals as panels.

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