Here is a 8X8 square containing numbers 1 to 5 repeated four times. Can you divide the square into four similar shaped pieces such that each piece contains only one set of five numbers?

 1        1 

 4  3    4    

     5    2 

     5    2 

 3    5  5    

    3     

 4   2  2     

 1      3  4  1 

(In reply to
re: What next by brianjn)
Sorry Brian I was not referring to you.
When I first saw this problem I had found it very interesting. Ofcourse that was without the hint. I had given the hint since after almost 24 hrs only Joshua had started.
The shape which I had in mind was somewhat different. ( Blank spaces could be different for each possibility). Hence just wanted others to check out possibilities.

Posted by Salil
on 20060826 08:33:27 