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sritama

  • 2 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?

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  1. experimentX
    • 2 years ago
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    two opposite corners??

  2. experimentX
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1333442646689:dw|

  3. dpaInc
    • 2 years ago
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    no. you cant

  4. Arnab09
    • 2 years ago
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    u cant

  5. Arnab09
    • 2 years ago
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    arthur-engel prob

  6. dpaInc
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    opposite corners are of the same color...

  7. Arnab09
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    as the chopped squares r of same color, there will b 32-30 left

  8. experimentX
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    |dw:1333442795215:dw|

  9. experimentX
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    |dw:1333442840184:dw|

  10. experimentX
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    i gues you can't

  11. apoorvk
    • 2 years ago
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    i dont think so. tried out the many possibilities.

  12. sritama
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    u think it can be done??

  13. apoorvk
    • 2 years ago
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    no, i dont think its possible.

  14. sritama
    • 2 years ago
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    sorry, as u wrote' i dont think so.',i thought u meant that the ans of arnab and experiment x are wrong..

  15. Arnab09
    • 2 years ago
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    Arnab09 is wrong!!! how dare u think that !!!! xD

  16. sritama
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    :D

  17. Arnab09
    • 2 years ago
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    XD

  18. Arnab09
    • 2 years ago
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    btw, i fear moderators..

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