We now leave the domain of what must be considered Palmistry, the study of the Lines of the Palm--or Cheiromancy, as it was called by the Greeks from the word [Greek: cheir], the hand, and proceed to consider the meanings that can be derived fr... Read more of The Study Of The Shape Of The Hand at Palm Readings.orgInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


LADY BELINDA'S GARDEN.





(Patchwork Puzzles)
Lady Belinda is an enthusiastic gardener. In the illustration she is
depicted in the act of worrying out a pleasant little problem which I
will relate. One of her gardens is oblong in shape, enclosed by a high
holly hedge, and she is turning it into a rosary for the cultivation of
some of her choicest roses. She wants to devote exactly half of the area
of the garden to the flowers, in one large bed, and the other half to be
a path going all round it of equal breadth throughout. Such a garden is
shown in the diagram at the foot of the picture. How is she to mark out
the garden under these simple conditions? She has only a tape, the
length of the garden, to do it with, and, as the holly hedge is so thick
and dense, she must make all her measurements inside. Lady Belinda did
not know the exact dimensions of the garden, and, as it was not
necessary for her to know, I also give no dimensions. It is quite a
simple task no matter what the size or proportions of the garden may be.
Yet how many lady gardeners would know just how to proceed? The tape may
be quite plain--that is, it need not be a graduated measure.


Read Answer





Next: THE TETHERED GOAT.

Previous: THE GARDEN WALLS.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

Boards With An Odd Number Of Squares.
Chessboard Problems
The Twickenham Puzzle.
Moving Counter Problem
The Chocolate Squares.
Various Dissection Puzzles
The Eccentric Market-woman
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Magic Knight's Tour.
Magic Squares Problem.
The Battle Of Hastings.
Money Puzzles
Romeo's Second Journey
THE PROFESSOR'S PUZZLES
The Farmer's Oxen
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Industrious Bookworm.
Unclassified Problems.
The Suffragists' Meeting.
Money Puzzles
The Wizard's Cats.
Various Dissection Puzzles
The Cyclists' Tour.
Unicursal and Route Problems
The Puzzle Of The Doctor Of Physic
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
Gold Packing In Russia.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
The Knight's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES