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Some Warm-Up Problems

We'll start off with some easy problems, then gradually work into some
harder problems. Some of the problems have hints, and all of them have
solutions.

**Dogleg to b4**

Some people call this the "3-removal" because the top three pegs get
removed.

It isn't too hard, but here is the solution if you want to see it.
**Solution:**

**Dogleg to e1**

This has the same start as Dogleg to b4, but it ends in e1.

It's easy, but here is the solution if you need it.
**Solution:**

**Dogleg to e5**

One more variation on the Dogleg. Here is the solution if
you need it.
**Solution:**

**Vee**

**Solution:**

**Arrow to b4**

Do you see the arrow in this picture? The pegs c3, e3, g3, h4, and i5
form the head, and pegs e5, f4 form the shaft. The peg at b4 at the end
is the same peg that was there at the beginning. This is a little harder
than the previous ones, so here is a hint.
Hint:

**Solution:**

**Arrow to e1**

**Hint:**

**Solution:**

**Arrow to e5**

**Hint:**

**Solution:**

**Call and Answer**

This one is really easy, but it comes in handy as a component to other problems.

**Solution:**

**Diamond**

Start with four pegs in e1, d2, f2, and e3. These four pegs make a diamond
formation at the top of the board. You can end with one peg in any of four
spots--e1, b4, h4, or e5.

**Solution:**

**Solution:**

**Solution:**

**Solution:**

**Missing Diamond**

Have you done the first diamond problem yet? If not, go back and look
at the solution.

Something interesting happens if you start with only e1 empty and take
these moves in reverse order. The original order was e1-g3, g3-c3, c3-e1.
Here they are in reverse order.

By taking the moves backwards, we made a "Missing Diamond"!

Here are three other problems that end in a Missing Diamond.

**Hint:**

**Solution:**

**Hint:**

**Solution:**

**Hint:**

**Solution:**

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Now we're ready for some harder problems.

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