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Check off each pyramid as you solve it on the chart above. You can use the illustrations on the key inside to check each solution as you solve it, or you can wait to look until you get stuck.

PYRAMID POWER
(*Note: All 65 pyramids cannot be built at the same time.)

Behold! A mathematical mystery rooted in the wisdom of the Ancients the Babylonians, the Egyptians and the Greeks. Hidden inside are 65 unique pyramids* Each one . can be built using only 16 (or fewer) parts.

## Can You Build all 65?

Using the Zome System balls and struts, try to find 65 different* triangular pyramids. (See Puzzler Beware at right.) In mathematics, a pyramid with a triangular base is called a tetrahedron meaning 4 faces You can see several . examples of triangular pyramids on this page. How to Solve the Pyramid Power Brainbuster: 1. Look at the chart in the following section and select the balls and struts you need in order to make the first pyramid. 2. Try to fit the parts together so they form a triangular pyramid made of four triangles joined edge to edge. 3. When you succeed, check it off on the chart, and go on to the next pyramid. If you get stuck, the answers are illustrated inside the fold-out section. Use these to confirm each solution. Remember, build each pyramid one at a time, you cant build all 65 pyramids at one time!

PYRAMID POWER

P A R T S

I N V E N T O R Y

Good Luck!
*PUZZLER BEWARE:

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1 1 3 2 1 2 1 1

3 2 2 1 2

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2 2 3 2 1

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## For ages 10 and older.

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1. Mirror Images If your version is a mirror image of one you see pictured, it counts as one of the 65 pyramids. 2. Proportional Pyramids Sometimes you can make two different sizes of the same pyramid, but it still counts as one of the 65. (If you find one, each strut is just one size bigger than the one shown in the chart and on the key. 3. Flat Pyramids Pyramids where all the balls lie in the same plane dont count.

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## 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51* 52* 53* 54* 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65

4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 2 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7

2 1 2 3 3 5 2 3 2 2 3 2 1 4 3 1 3 5 1

1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 1

4 4 2 3 5 3 1 1

The Pyramid Power Brainbuster contains 37 Zome Pieces, with 7 Zome Balls and 30 Struts in the indicated lengths (short, medium or long) 7 and colors (blue, yellow or red).

## OPEN THE FOLD TO SEE THE ANSWERS INSIDE!

(They are based on the magical relationships between the numbers 2, 3 and 5.)

## Can you find them all?

Heres a mathematical mystery rooted in the wisdom of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Babylonians. Inside the net bag are 37 Zome pieces that can be rearranged 65 different ways using 16 or fewer pieces to build 65 unique pyramids. Can you find them all? Build them one at a time using the chart at right, checking off each pyramid as you solve it. (You cannot build all 65 pyramids at the same time.)

*Note: 51 and 54, and 52 and 53 use the same parts to make different Models.

Open the fold-out section whenever youre ready to check your solution or when you get stuck.

PYRAMID POWER
1 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 2

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Can YOU solve the mystery of the ages?

BRAINBUSTER

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Zometool, Inc., 1526 South Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado 80210 2001 Zometool, Inc. Zome, Zome System and Zometool are Registered Trademarks of Zometool, Inc. 303.733.2880 US Patent RE 33785

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