1040.11 – Ten Peach Trees

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An ancient myth tells of a peach orchard whose fruit bears the power to let you fly through the air like Superman—eat one of the peaches and off you go! There’s a difficulty, though—the peaches take thousands of years to ripen and achieve their power. Imagine that you have found a way to accelerate the fruit’s ripening by planting the trees in a certain formation: 10 peach trees in 5 straight rows with 4 trees in each row. What might this look like?


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