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ERIC Number: EJ862222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
L-Tromino Tiling of Multilated Chessboards
Gardner, Martin
College Mathematics Journal, v40 n3 p162-168 May 2009
An "n" x "n" chessboard is called deficient if one square is missing from any spot on the board. Can all deficient boards with a number of cells divisible by 3 be tiled by bent (or L-shaped) trominoes? The answer is yes, with exception of the order-5 board. This paper deals with the general problem plus numerous related puzzles and proofs involving bent tromino tilings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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