**Chess Puzzle - 11 January**

How many squares, of any size, can you find on this chess board which do not contain a Rook?

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How many squares, of any size, can you find on this chess board which do not contain a Rook?

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ReplyDelete136

ReplyDeleteitz 30

ReplyDeleterini 30 :p

ReplyDeleteThere are 62 squares of size 1x1.

For the small squares (1..3 in size) the number is (9-n)^2-2*n^2 so you get 62, 41 and 18 squares of size 1..3 (total 121) for the rest it's easier to count what's allowed. There's 1 of size 5 and 6 of size 4 so that's an overall total of 126.

ReplyDeleteTypo by you Aadi?

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ReplyDelete128.

ReplyDeleteThe are 62 1x1's, 41 2x2's, 18 3x3's, 6 4x4's and 1 5x5.

I'm sure I'm right this time :P

yo yo 128

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ReplyDelete32

ReplyDelete62 + 41 + 18 + 6 + 1 = 128 squares without a rook.

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