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Pack it in with pentagons News

by David, 23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Image of a grid, each square is a differrent colour and divided up by different shaped pentagons.

What kinds of shapes pack a flat surface with no gaps? Squares are great for floor tiles, and bees stick hexagons together. With a bit of work, you can get any triangle, no matter how stretched, to fit together without gaps. But what about pentagons? These five-sided shapes are awkward, but some types fit together.

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A game of Hex Game

by David, 26 May 2015 | 2 comments

A grid of hexagons. There are lines of red and blue marked hexagons.

Try playing the game of Hex, and connect your sides of the board before your opponent cuts you off!

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