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Cross cut (Posted on 2006-03-06) Difficulty: 4 of 5
I have a cross in the form of one square with four identical squares surrounding it
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Cut it into the fewest number of pieces possible such that, when rearranged the pieces form two smaller crosses of identical size.

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Some Thoughts 8 pc. similar solution | Comment 4 of 18 |
These eight pieces:
+--+
|\ |

|/ |




+--+ +--+
|\/ \/ |
| /\ /\|
+--+ +--+
| /|
| \|
+--+
Makes two of these (no rotations needed):
/\ /\
+--+ +
\ | /
/ | \
+ +--+
\/ \/
This is probably not the best possible.

  Posted by Jer on 2006-03-06 15:08:33
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