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Tromino help

  1. Jan 19, 2007 #1
    I'm trying to create a tromino where n=8 and the missing square is four from the left and six from the top.

    Here's what I have so far:

    Input: n, a power of 8; and the location L of the missing square
    Output: A tiling of an n x n deficient board
    1. tile(n,L) {
    2. if (n==8) {

    I'm unsure of how to denote where the missing square is. Can anyone help?
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  3. Jan 19, 2007 #2


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    What's a tromino?
  4. Jan 19, 2007 #3
    That doesn't bode well for me - but a tromino is an object made up of three squares. It can also be called a polyomino.
  5. Jan 19, 2007 #4


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    Well, that doesn't really narrow it down. But I can guess what you mean is one of the two 2D shapes consisting of 3 squares, where each shares a side with one of the others, ie, they're in a straight line or they make an L.

    But then what does n refer to? Or do you mean for there to be n squares, where n isn't necessarily 3? (I'm betting this is actually what "polyomino" refers to)
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