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Zquare (Posted on 2004-10-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5

You have 5 squares joined by their sides in a Z pattern as shown. What is the fewest number of pieces and straight cuts neccesary so the pieces can form a single larger square if you can't use cuts that aren't straight, you can't move the pieces until all cuts have been done, you can't bend, fold or flex the squares, and you can't rotate or flip over the pieces when moving them to form the giant square?

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  Subject Author Date
2 cuts 3 pieceschris2004-10-15 18:16:16
4 cuts, 5 pieces.chris2004-10-13 01:39:39
re: Possible solutionVito2004-10-13 01:27:25
No SubjectVito2004-10-13 01:25:39
No SubjectVito2004-10-13 01:24:33
No SubjectVito2004-10-13 01:23:32
No SubjectVito2004-10-13 01:22:36
No SubjectVito2004-10-13 01:21:29
No SubjectVito2004-10-13 01:20:33
re: 2 cuts, 3 pieces, symmetrynikki2004-10-12 18:21:46
2 cuts, 3 pieces, symmetryJer2004-10-12 16:58:49
re(2): Much betterTristan2004-10-11 03:36:19
2 cuts.Ken Haley2004-10-11 03:22:23
re: Much betterNosher2004-10-11 02:19:43
SolutionMuch betterTristan2004-10-10 18:34:13
SolutionNo improvement on number but differentCharlie2004-10-10 15:50:15
SolutionI think this is it.Larry2004-10-10 13:29:52
Some Thoughtssome thoughts about sizeLarry2004-10-10 13:10:28
Possible solutionFletch2004-10-10 11:38:15
re(2): Bad solutionFletch2004-10-10 11:34:16
QuestionNo SubjectVee-Liem Veefessional2004-10-10 11:04:51
re: Bad solutionSam2004-10-10 10:32:51
Bad solutionSam2004-10-10 10:21:37
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