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Case of the Curious Rows

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RAY: The question was, how did the landscaper plant 10 trees in five rows of four each?

TOM: Yeah. How did he do it?

RAY: What the little girl finds on her paper is something that you often find on graded papers from your third-grade teacher. At the top of the page is a star. And if you draw a five-pointed star, and you put a tree at every intersection point and a tree at every vertex, you end up with 10 trees, right?

TOM: Five rows of four trees each. Pretty good!

RAY: Do we have a winner?

TOM: Yes, we do. Our winner is Catherine LaFeriere from Highland, Maryland. Congratulations Catherine!

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