Recreational Math

Math Puzzles

What are tiling and dissection puzzles?

Tiling puzzles are two-dimensional shapes that are reassembled into a larger given shape without overlaps. The best examples of these are dissection puzzles; the most common ones are those in which an object is converted to another by making a finite number of cuts, then reassembling the pieces. (Most of the cuts are represented by straight lines, but not always; in addition, sometimes the cut object can be reassembled into two or more shapes.)


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