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    Checkerboard

    Here are 8 pieces cut from a checkerboard (8x8 squares of alternating color). Try to arrange them so that the red king is able to capture all of the black checkers (by leaping over them as is done in checkers) in one turn.

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    Re: Checkerboard

    How about this?

    I put all the black disks on top of each other. Now the king can just jump over the bunch in ONE go! (If he has a pogo stick!)
    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> sorry, I could not hide the answer <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Checkerboard

    Steve, on a more serious note...can the board slices be rotated? or is it just a matter of rearragement?
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    Re: Checkerboard

    You can rotate and rearrange it if you like. Treat it like a "physical puzzle": you have 8 pieces of the board and need to make the checkerboard. I recommend printing and cutting them out...

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    Re: Checkerboard

    Very well done Graeme!! <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
    I must have spent at least an hour and a half (intermittently) re-arranging those little paper pieces to try and come up with a solution. I guess your answer revealed is a bit of a relief to me! TX <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Checkerboard

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Graeme 07 on 04-Jan-08 09:36. Zip file attached to hide the answer)</P>Tada!


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    Re: Checkerboard

    Oops! Forgot to hide the answer. Anyone know how to hide a picture attachment?

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    Edited by Graeme 07 on 04-Jan-08 09:39. - Sorted now!

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    Re: Checkerboard

    I don't think you can. The best is to do what you did and zip it!
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    Re: Checkerboard

    Excellent.

    I have seen a couple of other variations in the arrangements of the pieces, but the final layout of the checkerboard's red and black checkers seems to be the same (the red at the corner of a 3x3 grid). {I have never solved it so it looks any differently)

    But, itt is possible to get it arranging the pieces in a different manner.

    For example, in addition to the 90 rotations of the board or the switching of the identical pieces D/G or B/E:
    you can lower FH as it is set up and put C under H to have another "right half" variant
    You can lower BE/G and put D at the top for a new "left half" variant.

    Steve

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