# Questions tagged [construction]

A puzzle that requires an example to be built that fits certain criteria.

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### The square and the compass II - Midpoints

Based on The square and the compass The rules are almost the same. (The only difference is the actual task, marked in bold.) You have a compass and a pencil but no scale/straightedge. Your job is ...
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### Compass-and-straightedge construction of two segments, given their arithmetic and geometric means

Given two segments, construct, using compass and straightedge, two other segments such that the lengths of given segments represent arithmetic and geometric means of the lengths of constructed ...
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### Find the optimal dot configuration

Rules: You have 9 dots, labeled A through I. You choose a layout (arrangement) for the 9 dots. You must connect the 9 dots with straight lines (no curves or extra lines). The object is to ...
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### Stepladder Puzzle 2: Edge surfing

Continuing the Stepladder Game puzzle series, here's Stepladder Puzzle 2: Edge Surfing If you haven't played the Stepladder Game* before, you should first take a look at the rules, which can be ...
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### Combining parts to make an square

In the following picture, if one puts some of the shapes A, B, C, D, and E together, they can make a square. Then which shapes would be redundant? Only A Only D Only E A and D Can you construct the ...
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### Cops - The ultimate compass challenge [closed]

Based on The square and the compass This is a new kind of challenge proposed on Meta Puzzling SE. Any discussion about the general type of puzzle (rather than this particular one) can be done there. ...
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### Chess amazement

Can you make a position where neither team can move anywhere? You can place the pieces anywhere, since it doesn't have to be in an actual game. This would be really easy, but I am so sorry to say ...