In each puzzle, fill the circles with the numbers 1, 2, 3, ... n, where n is the number of circles in such a way that consecutive numbers are NOT in circles that are joined with a line.

4 circles

5 circles

6 circles

7 circles


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Here are the solutions:

solutions to puzzles

In each of the puzzles, there's a special circle (highlighted in yellow below):

blank puzzles; several circles are colored yellow and orange

Each yellow circle has a special property - it connects to all other circles but one, the one marked in orange. This means it can't be in the middle of the sequence - it must be at one of the two ends. The symmetric counterparts of the yellow circles also have this property. This lets you place numbers 1, 2, $n$, and $n-1$ immediately; the rest of the circles are easy to fill.


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