Math Challenge Problem
The Math Challenge problem has returned to UNC's School of Mathematical Sciences! This is a problem that everyone is welcomed to try their hand at. Our goal is to have a new problem once a month.
You have a standard 8 x 8 checkerboard and a pair of scissors. If you only cut along the lines, you can create 21 L-shaped tiles (each made up of 3 checkerboard squares - no gluing allowed). However, doing so will leave one single square left over.
The Challenge: Which of the original 64 squares could the extra, unused square be?
Submit solutions to Ross 2239G or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: September 28th
The best solution will be posted here and the submitter will receive a prize!
All correct solutions will be entered into an end-of-the-semester drawing for a big prize.
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