Dissection Puzzle

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Rules[edit]

An example puzzle from WPC 2017 IB: which two pieces can be assembled into the shape on the left?

Assemble the pieces into the given shape.

Rule variations[edit]

This is a broad classification of puzzles rather than a single type. Puzzles that fall under this category include:

and many more.

The examples from WPCs include:

  • LITS Division from WPC 2017/Round 17: Divide the grid into tetrominoes of the shape L, I, T or S. They will be used an equal amount of times.
  • 3D Division from WPC 2017/Round 17: 3D polyomino puzzle. Give which polyomino is needed to assemble the target shape.
  • Tetromino from WPC 2016/Round 8: Divide the grid into 5 tetrominoes.

History of the puzzle[edit]

At least dates back to the 3rd century BCE. The first mention of this type of puzzle comes from Plato. [1]

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]

References[edit]