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Arrangements of Stars on the American Flag

Article by Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Johann Thiel
  • Published in 2012
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In this article, we examine the existence of nice arrangements of stars on the American flag. We show that despite the existence of such arrangements for any number of stars from 1 to 100, with the exception of 29, 69 and 87, they are rare as the number of stars increases.

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@article{ArrangementsOfStarsOnTheAmericanFlag,
	title = {Arrangements of Stars on the American Flag},
	author = {Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Johann Thiel},
	url = {http://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/pubs/monthly{\_}june12-stars.pdf},
	urldate = {2017-06-12},
	abstract = {In this article, we examine the existence of nice arrangements of stars on the American flag. We show that despite the existence of such arrangements for any number of stars from 1 to 100, with the exception of 29, 69 and 87, they are rare as the number of stars increases.},
	comment = {},
	year = 2012,
	collections = {art,easily-explained}
}