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Cutting a Rectangle (Posted on 2007-12-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
How many ways can a 3x4 rectangle be cut into two polyominoes by cutting along the grid lines? (Not counting reflections and rotations.)
Examples of valid cuts are shown in the first row and invalid cuts are shown in the second row:
+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+
|     |     |   |           |   |  |        |   |  |        |
+  +  +  +  +   +  +--+  +  +   +  +--+--+  +   +  +  +  +  +
|     |     |   |  |  |     |   |        |  |   |  |        |
+--+--+  +  +   +  +--+  +  +   +  +  +--+  +   +  +  +  +  +
|           |   |           |   |     |     |   |  |        |
+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+

+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+
|     |     |   |           |   |  |        |   |     /     |
+  +  +  +  +   +--+--+  +  +   +  +  +--+  +   +  + /+  +  +
|     |     |   |  |  |     |   |        |  |   |   /       |
+--+--+  +  +   +  +--+  +  +   +  +--+--+  +   +  +  +  +  +
|     |     |   |           |   |     |     |   |  |        |
+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+

See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith    
Rating: 4.0000 (1 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Solution for General Case (NxM rectangle)FrankM2008-01-10 16:18:32
re(4): Solutions good -- explanationGamer2007-12-08 18:37:09
re(3): Solution missed someJer2007-12-07 16:35:59
re(2): Solution missed someDej Mar2007-12-07 16:33:03
re(2): Solution missed someCharlie2007-12-07 15:59:47
Solutioncomputer solutionCharlie2007-12-07 15:34:08
re: Solution missed someJer2007-12-07 14:02:25
SolutionSolutionDej Mar2007-12-07 11:07:53
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