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Suppose you have a checkerboard, and a set of dominoes. Each domino is twice the area of a square of the checkerboard. Clearly, you could cover the entire checkerboard with thirty-two dominoes. But here's the question: Suppose you chopped off two opposite corners of the checkerboard. Can you now completely cover the remainder of the board using thirty-one dominoes?

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two opposite corners??

- experimentX

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- anonymous

no. you cant

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- anonymous

u cant

- anonymous

arthur-engel prob

- anonymous

opposite corners are of the same color...

- anonymous

as the chopped squares r of same color, there will b 32-30 left

- experimentX

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- experimentX

i gues you can't

- apoorvk

i dont think so. tried out the many possibilities.

- anonymous

u think it can be done??

- apoorvk

no, i dont think its possible.

- anonymous

sorry, as u wrote' i dont think so.',i thought u meant that the ans of arnab and experiment x are wrong..

- anonymous

Arnab09 is wrong!!! how dare u think that !!!! xD

- anonymous

:D

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XD

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btw, i fear moderators..

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