Tangram

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Rules[edit]

An example puzzle from WPC 2017 IB. Seven specific pieces are shown in the "Tangram Set" section.

Put together the seven Tangram pieces to construct the given shape.

Rule variations[edit]

  • Seven specific pieces are used in Tangram puzzles. However, in theory, any set of polygon works as pieces, and such puzzles are more generally called dissection puzzles.

History[edit]

Although Sam Loyd (USA) fradulently claimed that this was his invention, Tangram was around in China since the early 19th century. First mention of the puzzle is from 1815.[1]

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]

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