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A scratched chessboard (Posted on 2002-04-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A standard 8 x 8 wooden chessboard has a straight line scratch in its surface, and is taken in for repair. The artisan who it is brought to decides to cover each affected square with a thin wooden veneer of the appropriate color.

Assuming that a different veneer is needed for each square of the board, what is the maximum number of such veneers that the artisan will require to do the job?

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ANSWER | Comment 19 of 24 |
its 8
  Posted by Dulanjana on 2002-05-28 00:05:01
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