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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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2 cuts 3 pieces Comment 23 of 23 |

I have modified my solution, reducing the number of pieces and cuts.  Here is my new solution.

A B C

D E F

   G H I

   J K L

Cut 1:     from A to F

Cut 2:     from F to J

 

  


  Posted by chris on 2004-10-15 18:16:16
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