Solution to Puzzle #100: The 100 Square Rug Puzzle

My apologies for vanishing after posting the prize puzzle – I was traveling for the last 3 weekends and hence did not have a chance to post the answer. Overwhelming response, and I am amazed by the abundance of brilliance – many correct answers. The first one to send the correct answer is Abhinav Jain – congratulations to Abhinav. He gets the following book , one of my favorites, as the prize:

http://www.amazon.in/Colossal-Book-Mathematics-Paradoxes-Problems/dp/0393020231/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431839762&sr=1-7&keywords=martin+gardner

Others to send the correct answer included Suman Saraf, Pratik Poddar and Mohit Khare. Pratik sent a link to a more generic problem, which he had posted on his blog, which can be accessed at:

http://www.cseblog.com/2014/05/cut-polygon-puzzle.html

I am taking the liberty of copying and pasting Mohit Khare’s answer:

Answer to Puzzle #100

Answer to Puzzle #100

Hope you all enjoyed the puzzle – thank you for all your support to help with the first 100, now we move on to the next 100!

 

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One Response to Solution to Puzzle #100: The 100 Square Rug Puzzle

  1. Aah. Missed the prize. 🙂

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