The 32 pieces in this puzzle are all the possible combinations
of a square, right-triangle, and 1-2-sqrt(5) triangle. They fit into
a square in 3412 different ways. In this puzzle, the pieces are
divided into four colors. The 'presentation' solution is a 4-color
solution (no two pieces of the same color touch at more than a point).
You must rearrange the pieces so that all the pieces of the same color
are connected. The resulting shapes are unusual, as in gerrymandered
voting districts.
The 4-color and connected solutions are unique with this coloring.
In the connected solution, the 1-2-sqrt(5) triangles are all oriented the
same way.
This was my souvenir puzzle at the 32th International Puzzle Party. |