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geerky42
 one year ago
I am stumped on this puzzle:
How many 3x1 pieces can fit on 8x8 board without overlapping?
Since \(\frac{64}{3} = 21.\overline3\), the answer may be \(21\), but no matter how I place and arrange 3x1 pieces, I cannot fit 21th piece.
So is it really \(20\)? If so, what do I need to know to be able to show that?
geerky42
 one year ago
I am stumped on this puzzle: How many 3x1 pieces can fit on 8x8 board without overlapping? Since \(\frac{64}{3} = 21.\overline3\), the answer may be \(21\), but no matter how I place and arrange 3x1 pieces, I cannot fit 21th piece. So is it really \(20\)? If so, what do I need to know to be able to show that?

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geerky42
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Any ideas, guys? @Loser66 @amistre64 @abb0t @jim_thompson5910 @ganeshie8

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think 20  3 x 1 pieces. the left over is 1  2 x 2 piece

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1432959333256:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0new thought can the 3 by 1 be triangles ?

geerky42
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Never mind, I finally figured out... Sorry for inconvenience, guys.

geerky42
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1432956116326:dw

geerky42
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\color{blue}{\text{Originally Posted by}}\) @triciaal new thought can the 3 by 1 be triangles ? \(\color{blue}{\text{End of Quote}}\) What do you mean?

geerky42
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03x1 has to be straight, no "L shape"

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks. thanks for sharing the solution too
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