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Problem of the Month
(August 2019)

Suppose you have a circular pond that you want to reach the center of, and all you have is a bunch of 1-yard-long boards that you can overlap. what is the largest pond that you can reach the center of using n boards? What if the pond is not circular, but square or triangular?

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