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Two's Company

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3


In how many different positions can the two blue balls settle?
How many of these positions contain the two balls touching?

Printing these sheets may be useful if you would like to work on paper and have a go at identifying all the possible positions.