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Treebeard's Stumper Answer
11 Dec 96

Place the numbers 1-12 on the star points so that each row of four has the same sum. (Hint: 26!)
                #
               / \ 
          # - # - # - #
           \ /     \ /
            #       #
           / \     / \
          # - # - # - #
               \ /
                #

Here's my solution to the holiday stumper. Each row adds up to 26.
              12
             / \ 
        7 - 3 - 5 - 11
         \ /     \ /
          9       1
         / \     / \
        2 - 6 - 10 - 8
             \ /
              4

What's surprising is that Colleen, Alexa and Joan Davidson, and Pam Stover each came up with a different solution. How many unique solutions are there?

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