1.1 COUNTRIE S O F THE INSECT WORL D
Task 1.1.3: Devis e a precis e descriptio n o f what i t mean s fo r tw o countries t o
be 'th e same ' a s far a s th e insect s ar e concerned .
Task 1.1.4: A n insect says, "M y country has seven cities and nine tunnels. On e
city has just on e tunnel connecte d t o it, one city has five tunnels connecte d t o it ,
two cities hav e thre e tunnel s connecte d t o them , an d th e othe r thre e citie s hav e
two connecting tunnels." Dra w two different countrie s which fit that description ,
and explai n ho w th e insect s ca n tel l the m apart . Ho w man y differen t countrie s
fit tha t description ?
Advice. A s you g o through thi s book , yo u ma y find i t helpfu l t o kee p a recor d
of you r thought s an d ideas . Se t asid e a noteboo k fo r thi s purpose . Pu t al l o f
your wor k there , no t jus t th e final answers . I t i s important t o kee p a recor d o f
the entire process you went throug h a s you worked on a problem, includin g wor k
which didn' t see m t o lea d t o a n answer . You r faile d metho d o n on e proble m
could tur n ou t t o b e th e correc t metho d fo r anothe r problem . Havin g al l you r
work i n one place will help you see what yo u hav e done an d wil l make i t eas y t o
find ol d wor k whe n yo u nee d it .
It i s importan t tha t yo u spen d sufficien t tim e thinkin g abou t th e Task s a s
you encounte r them . Som e Task s ar e eas y an d som e ar e ver y difficult , s o yo u
should no t expec t t o find a complet e answe r t o ever y one . I f a Tas k seem s
mysterious, i t ca n hel p t o discus s i t wit h someon e else . Occasionall y yo u ma y
skip a Task an d com e back t o it later , bu t skippin g a Tas k i n the hope of finding
the answer s i n th e tex t wil l lea d yo u nowhere . Th e onl y wa y fo r yo u t o find a n
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