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Hey guys, please could you help me solve this puzzle. I think it's impossible? If you can do it please helpp thank you so much

All you have to do is to place 31 dominoes (as shown at the bottom of the picture) onto the chessboard in order to cover all of the squares on the board. You will notice that 2 opposite corners of the chessboard have been cut off.
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2 years ago
#3
The two squares removed are of the same color. So it is impossible.
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#4
(Original post by CtrlAltDefeated)
The two squares removed are of the same color. So it is impossible.
Exactly what I said, but apparently it isn't!
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2 years ago
#5
I'm sooo confused :/
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Both the squares are white ://
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2 years ago
#6
It is impossible, surely.
Every domino has to cover precisely one square of each colour. But in covering the whole board, you would cover more white squares than black squares.
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2 years ago
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(Original post by Info4u1234)
Exactly what I said, but apparently it isn't!
It is impossible. Whoever told you it's possible is wrong.

(Assuming that all squares on the board have to be fully covered, and that each domino covers exactly two adjacent squares).
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#8
Fair enough
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2 years ago
#9
Did some googling. Apparently the problem is called the 'Mutilated Chessboard Problem.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutila...sboard_problem
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(Original post by CtrlAltDefeated)
Did some googling. Apparently the problem is called the 'Mutilated Chessboard Problem.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutila...sboard_problem
Thank you soo much
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