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Ways to Lace Your Shoes
For 12 eyelets, there are almost half a billion ways to lace your shoe. The bookmarks show some of the most common styles.
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Enrique Zeleny
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[1] I. Fieggen. "Ian's Shoelace Site." (Nov 25, 2012)
www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm.
[2] B. Polster and M. Ross. "What Is the Best Way to Lace Your Shoes?" The Age Education Resource Centre. (Oct 26, 2009)
education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=31
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[3] I. Peterson. "Ivars Peterson's MathTrek: The Shoelace Problem." Mathematical Association of America. (Feb 8, 1999)
http://www.sciencenews.org/sn_arc99/2_ 6_ 99/mathland.htm
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[4] B. Polster, "Mathematics: What Is the Best Way to Lace Your Shoes?,"
Nature
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(476), 2002. doi:
10.1038/420476a
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Published: December 20, 2012
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