# Rearrange twelve checkers in six lines of four

Once there where two men playing checkers. at one time during the game. one of them stopped and said "Look at that, we just arranged twelve checkers in six straight lines of four". Then they finished their checkers game without any more interruptions.

Now assuming that the man was telling the truth, and they were playing the game correctly. how is this possible?

P.S. this problem is also possible with thirty checkers and six lines of seven. (in the exact same scenario). And don't worry this will fit on the board.

• Pretty sure I've seen this question before Nov 13, 2016 at 0:47
• There are some variations of this puzzle, but this one has a twist. Nov 13, 2016 at 0:53
• Are we going by the title (ten and five) or the body of the question (twelve and six)? Nov 13, 2016 at 1:18
• Oop's I,ll fix that Nov 13, 2016 at 1:21
• @VHS: No, that's not true. This is a puzzle that requires knowledge of something else, but is not only "identify this thing". Your puzzle was not a puzzle - it was just an exercise in Googling things.
– Deusovi
Nov 13, 2016 at 3:35