Enigma 1342: GOSH
5 March 2014
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From New Scientist #2501, 28th May 2005
The latest work at GOSH, the Gallery of Shocking (H)artwork, consists of a straight line of pins nailed into the floor. The second pin is one centimetre from the first and (continuing in the same direction) each pin was as close as possible to the previous pin so that it is a whole number of centimetres from it and no pin is exactly mid-way between two others.
The total distance from the first to the last pin is between four and eight feet.
How many pins are there in this work of art?