Puzzle of the Month, August 99 Logic? Shmlogic... 1) Holy Pentagram Find the area of the pentagram shown below (the answer is a 1-digit number). ©96-99, Sarcone & Waeber, Lausanne 2) Which number? Find x in the following sequence, and explain your choice: ©96-99, Sarcone & Waeber, Lausanne Solutions 1) The area of the pentagram is 0. Considering that the sum of the small and medium sides of each triangle is equal to the largest ones, for instance: AE + AD = DE, CD + BD = BC, and CE + CD = DE. Then, the triangles AED, CDE and CDB are not triangles at all, but lines! The area of any line equals zero... 2) x = 3. ONE has 3 letters; TWO, 3 letters; THREE, 5 letters, etc... TEN has 3 letters, and ELEVEN, 6 letters. © 96-99, Sarcone & Waeber, Lausanne. All rights reserved. No part of this electronic publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of the webmaster. Tous droits de reproduction, d'adaptation et de représentation réservés pour tous les pays. Tutti i diritti sono riservati a norma di legge e delle convenzioni internazionali.