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# Caterpillars

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### #21 dissatisfied

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:56 PM

All solutions must include the swastika pathways drawn in the picture, each leg of the swastika takes up only seven squares. Beyond that, and maintaing the assumption that the squares must be contiguous, there is a total of three different solutions, which you have already discovered. The different solutions soley depend the number of ways you can arrange the two leftover squares. Either the two leftovers can be placed together on either end along the side of the largest square (two solutions) or one on each end of the side (the other solution and the one pictured).

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### #22 fmegh

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:50 AM

Out of here! She's not taking a diet because she is looking for her plate!
My brain is not confused..... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

hey chk out attached file for the solution..

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### #23 iplayWOW

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:48 PM

wrong the whole square has to be divided into 4 = peices sorry those are my 2 cents
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### #24 dwr

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:32 AM

The earlier solutions are pretty good but it's getting late and I didn't want to work that hard. Here's an easier solution. Just divide the grid into 4 3x3 squares. Then move one of the leaves.
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### #25 Coca

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:43 PM

[quote name='rookie1ja' date='Mar 31 2007, 06:34 AM' post='144']
Caterpillars - Back to the Geometry Puzzles
Slice the square into 4 identical sections, so that in each section there is 1 caterpillar with its leaf. One caterpillar will not have a leaf, she is taking a diet.

I created an alternate solution in paint but this section won't let me paste it into "spoilers" - any thoughts on why?
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### #26 bluecloud33

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:46 AM

this is it...

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### #27 Flanders

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:35 PM

New to the site... Here is one other solution.

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### #28 rover

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

This was a little fun!

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### #29 14.swapnil.14

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:02 PM