flach2 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #1 Jan 30, 2013, 11:29 PM
There is a certain strange constellation of stars. It consists of seven stars in tota
There is a certain strange constellation of stars. It consists of seven stars in total. There are six lines with exactly three stars per line. Draw the constellation.
 odinn7 Posts: 7,691, Reputation: 1547 Entomology Expert #2 Jan 31, 2013, 09:12 AM
Ok, I'll draw it for you.

Really... you post that homework here and you seriously think someone is just going to draw that for you? Let me take time out of my day to draw this constellation so you can turn in your homework. It doesn't sound too hard... try it.
 ebaines Posts: 12,130, Reputation: 1307 Expert #3 Jan 31, 2013, 09:33 AM
This NOT an astronomy question, but rather a geometry puzzle. So don't go asking about any constellations that actually have these properties, as there aren't any. Instead sit down with pencil and paper and see if you can come up with an arrangement of points that satisfies the requirements. Hint - think about a triangle and points that bisect its edges.

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