## sritama 3 years ago 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?

1. experimentX

two opposite corners??

2. experimentX

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3. dpaInc

no. you cant

4. Arnab09

u cant

5. Arnab09

arthur-engel prob

6. dpaInc

opposite corners are of the same color...

7. Arnab09

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

8. experimentX

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10. experimentX

i gues you can't

11. apoorvk

i dont think so. tried out the many possibilities.

12. sritama

u think it can be done??

13. apoorvk

no, i dont think its possible.

14. sritama

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

15. Arnab09

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

16. sritama

:D

17. Arnab09

XD

18. Arnab09

btw, i fear moderators..