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    Olympic Rings Mathematical Problem

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    Please view above ^^^^^^

    Anyway, if you cannot read what it says here it is:

    The 5 Olympic rings cut the plane into 15 pieces (not counting what is outside the circles). Arrange the numbers 1 through 15 in these pieces so that the sum of the numbers inside each ring is 39.

    NOTE: THESE ARE NOT THE CLASSIC OLYMPIC RINGS. PLEASE VIEW THE PICTURE BEFORE ANSWERING
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    Here's one of the solutions (in attachment).
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    Quote Originally Posted by metlx View Post
    Here's one of the solutions (in attachment).
    actually, the sum of the numbers in the bottom right ring is 40. this is not a solution
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    Can someone please post a solution?
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    see attachment.. this time it's correct

    sorry for the mistake in my previous post.
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    What's your logical approach to solving this problem? I tried using parity to guess how many even and odd numbers each ring will contain.
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