Square Division

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Divide the grid into given set of squares.

(Example from WPC 2019 IB)

Rule variations[edit]

This puzzle is a recurring subject of Optimiser problems. The target is to divide the grid into fewest number of squares.

History of the puzzle[edit]

"Squaring the square" problem was first studied by Cambridge students R. Leonard Brooks, Cedric Smith, Arthur H. Stone and W. T. Tutte (UK) between 1936 and 1938.[1]

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]