Knight moves

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Hi all,
I found this problem in a Martin Gardner book. You have a chess board of n x n squares. How many moves m(n) can a chess knight make on this board without crossing or touching its own path?

m(0) = 0
m(1) = 0
m(2) = 0
m(3) = 2
m(4) = 5
m(5) = 10
m(6) = 17
m(7) = 24
m(8) = 35

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Anyone know how to continue this? Thanks!
 
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Make a 9x9 board, and try it. You should be able to make more than 35 moves.
 
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How does it change also for a m x n board?
 

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