High School Math

MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and promote a greater use of the internet and computer technology in the math classroom. For educators, students, parents and homeschoolers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Three new houses are built side-by-side
on the north side of a street.
The three utilities - Hydro, Water & Gas - are all directly
opposite but on the south side of the same street.
How can all 3 utilities be connected directly to all 3 houses
without crossing over any lines or using a house as a corridor?
Use the 2-dimensional pencil and paper method only.
Do not spend more than 2 hours trying to get the solution!

Please leave your solutions and comments here.
All appropriate comments will be given 15 minutes of fame and a
nomination for the Nobel Prize in Mathematics!

You can put a challenge question like this one on your school website.
It is free, changed frequently, and will add interest
and a reason to go to the school website more often.
This can be done by simply adding just one line of code.
For complete instructions,
Click     www.TheMathWebSite.com     and go there directly.