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Problem of the Day #230: Pick-up Sticks November 4, 2011

Posted by Saketh in : potd , trackback

Alex is walking in the woods and collecting sticks to make a triangle. He will ignore sticks that are less than $1$ cm in length, and he refuses to carry any sticks that are greater than $55$ cm in length.

How many sticks must Alex collect to guarantee that he can make a triangle?

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