# The Magic Gnomes

• Oct 13th 2008, 10:48 AM
Obsidantion
The Magic Gnomes
This one isn't so much maths as it is logic. Hope that's alright.

Bellow is a picture of fifteen gnomes divided into parts:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...n/15Gnomes.png

Rearranging the top two parts gives the following picture of forteen gnomes:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...n/14Gnomes.png

The question is: 'Why are there more gnomes in the top picture then the bottom?'
• Oct 13th 2008, 08:36 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Obsidantion
This one isn't so much maths as it is logic. Hope that's alright.

Bellow is a picture of fifteen gnomes divided into parts:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...n/15Gnomes.png

Rearranging the top two parts gives the following picture of forteen gnomes:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...n/14Gnomes.png

The question is: 'Why are there more gnomes in the top picture then the bottom?'

In the lower picture every gnome has an upper part and a lower part. While in the upper picture one has no lower part and one has no upper part, and these can be used to constiture an extra gnome.

CB
• Oct 20th 2008, 05:27 AM
Obsidantion
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
In the lower picture every gnome has an upper part and a lower part. While in the upper picture one has no lower part and one has no upper part, and these can be used to constiture an extra gnome.

CB

How do those two gnomes constitute a single gnome of regular proportion (relative to the rest of the gnomes)?
• Oct 20th 2008, 05:32 AM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by Obsidantion