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 Puzzle of Sphinx (Posted on 2006-10-11)
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 Rating: 3.0000 (1 votes)

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(In reply to Bless the Pharoah by brianjn)

These are the basis to what I referred in my earlier comment; they look a bit 'awkward' having been copied and pasted from an outside source.
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| |_|_  |
|  _| |_|
|_|___ |

I need 4 of these 'tiles' to create the "T" shape; an interesting exercise is to lay out the small "T" tiles so that not 4 "T"s form a square.

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|  |_|  |  |
|_____|_|   I need 8 of these 'tiles' to create the "J" shape

Edited on October 11, 2006, 9:05 pm
 Posted by brianjn on 2006-10-11 21:04:17

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