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Peg Solitaire

Simon proving his peg solitaire solution:

In a game of peg solitaire, if you win you must end up on one of these 5 points! This analysis was a little more difficult than with the pyramid. Because in the pyramid, I ended up with a symmetric picture whereas with this one I ended up with an asymmetric picture. So I had to do one more step of removing all of the x’s that break the symmetry:

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