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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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re: Bless the Pharoah | Comment 3 of 4 |
(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.
        ______
        |_   _| |
        | |_|_  |
        |  _| |_|
        |_|___ |  

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.


        _______
        |  |   _    |
        |  |  |  |  |
        |  |_|  |  |
        |_____|_|   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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