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Arrangements of Stars on the American Flag

Article by Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Johann Thiel
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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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ArrangementsOfStarsOnTheAmericanFlag
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article
date_added
2017-06-12
date_published
2012-01-22

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@article{ArrangementsOfStarsOnTheAmericanFlag,
	key = {ArrangementsOfStarsOnTheAmericanFlag},
	type = {article},
	title = {Arrangements of Stars on the American Flag},
	author = {Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Johann Thiel},
	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 = {},
	date_added = {2017-06-12},
	date_published = {2012-01-22},
	urls = {http://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/pubs/monthly{\_}june12-stars.pdf},
	collections = {Art,Easily explained,Geometry},
	url = {http://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/pubs/monthly{\_}june12-stars.pdf},
	urldate = {2017-06-12},
	year = 2012
}