# Square Division

## Rules[edit]

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]

- WPC 2019/Round 10 by Sebastian Matschke
- WPC 2018/Round 8 by Jiří Hrdina
- WPC 2000/Part VII (Optimiser) by Nick Baxter