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Puzzle of Sphinx (Posted on 2006-10-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Here is a little sphinx, small version of the big one found in the Egyptian desert.( Its dimensions are written next to each side )

            /\
          1/  \
     /-1--/    \2
   1/           \
   /------3------\
             
What is the minimum pieces of little sphinx required to make a larger sphinx?

How many such irregular shapes can you think of which follow this logic?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Salil    
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Bless the Pharoah | Comment 1 of 4
The architects need but 4.

Ra has dazzled me!  I see not my plans.

With his blessing may I add to your collection.

       I have a 'T', 4 squares,  four of which can be offset into a square of its own right.  This square, copied 4 times, replicates the original 'T'.   It is possible to manipulate these 'T' shapes so that no formal square exists. 

I also have a "J".

  Posted by brianjn on 2006-10-11 08:12:58
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