MEDAL!!!

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MEDAL!!!

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this looks tedious

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- calculusxy

Yeah that's why I need help. I am falling asleep, but I need to finish my homework :(

- jim_thompson5910

Let me think

- jim_thompson5910

do you agree with what I have so far? (see attached image)

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- calculusxy

yes

- calculusxy

so how can we figure out the number of hexagons from there?

- jim_thompson5910

ok do you see how I'm getting 50 sticks for this next pattern?

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- jim_thompson5910

oops I made a typo on the first image attachment. I meant to say 15+15-2 = 28

- calculusxy

kinda. so if we had then three sets of the hexagon we would have:
28 x 3 = 84
since two sets has 6 sticks being subtracted, then in three sets would it be 12 sticks out?

- jim_thompson5910

I'm able to get to 94 sticks, but not 95

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- calculusxy

teacher said that it won't be exactly 95. she also said that there will like 15 hexagons total and one stick left over i think?

- jim_thompson5910

I get the same thing if I try this configuration

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- calculusxy

but how did u get 15 regular hexagons? i see like 20 hexagons?

- jim_thompson5910

I count 3+3 = 6 hexagons given to you in the problem
there are four groups of this pattern repeated (in two different configurations). So 4*6 = 24 hexagons total

- calculusxy

wait, what? i am lost!

- jim_thompson5910

where at?

- calculusxy

what u just said right now.

- jim_thompson5910

Do you see how I got 94 sticks?

- jim_thompson5910

look back at the attachments hexagon4.png and hexagon5.png

- calculusxy

yes

- jim_thompson5910

each block has 6 hexagons, agreed?

- calculusxy

yes

- jim_thompson5910

and do you see how I have 4 of these blocks?

- calculusxy

yes because 28 x 4

- jim_thompson5910

yeah and you subtract off the portions where the hexagons are joined (to correct for double counting)

- jim_thompson5910

6 hexagons per block * 4 blocks = 24 hexagons total

- calculusxy

okay

- calculusxy

then...?

- jim_thompson5910

I'm not sure how you see 20 hexagons

- calculusxy

i thought there were five hexagons. i found my mistake... but my teacher said fifteen... we are getting 24 here.

- jim_thompson5910

that is strange why s/he said 15 when there are more hexagons possible

- jim_thompson5910

maybe there's some other configuration that I'm not thinking of

- calculusxy

it's okay i will just keep 24. i will ask her tomorrow thank you :)

- jim_thompson5910

no problem

- calculusxy

@jim_thompson5910 I got it!!!

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