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Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#17497
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:** (1.96)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



Using one sheet of paper (8&1/2 by 11 inches), support a heavy hardcover book 1 inch above a tabletop. You may use this one sheet of paper, scissors, a pencil and tape only. Once you are done, only the paper may hold up the book.





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Comments

willymapo*cr*
Apr 28, 2004

Great Teaser! Clever solution! Don't know if it should come on logic though (It seems more a Science one). I remember one project like this from the Engineering class "Buildings and Structures".
fishmedAus*
Apr 28, 2004

Thanks. I put it into logic only because I figured it would take logic to figure out the answer. Maybe science, but so far it passed the editors in logic. We'll see, who knows. Thanks again. Glad you liked it.
Palsha**
May 01, 2004

That was such an interesting teaser!!! I might try it sometime!
smithy*en*
May 03, 2004

Nice! Something to do in my spare time
cmllanes
May 04, 2004

This also works: fan-fold the paper 6 times the long way to create a 1.83 x 8.5 inch rectangle. Insert one end of the rectangle into the other (between any of the folds) to create an irregular oval strip -- no tape needed. Stand the strip on edge. I was able to set 1500-page hardcover book on this strip.
(user deleted)
May 05, 2004

Either way it works.
Palsha**
May 05, 2004

I still think the orignal answer would work best.
fishmedAus*
May 07, 2004

I think that both ways would work, but the solution that I used allowed me to stack multiple books, I believe, because the weight was more evenly distributed that otherwise.
gmredneck
May 20, 2004

Good teaser... I came up w/ a similar answer but I suspect my book may not have been EXACTLY one inch off the table...

Who said you could use a pencil (or a ruler for that matter)? ;-}~
gmredneck
May 20, 2004

Good teaser... I came up w/ a similar answer but I suspect my book may not have been EXACTLY one inch off the table...

Who said you could use a pencil (or a ruler for that matter)? ;-}~
ghostshadow
Jun 04, 2004

It should say "using whatever the hell you want because I'm gonna in the solution.
tsimkinAus*
Dec 21, 2004

I prefer cmllanes's solution, because the other solution still has forces acting on the tape. The teaser says it has to be the paper (and only the paper) that ultimately supports the book. Interesting teaser, and good work, cmllanes.



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