Problem: The Greyhound Puzzle

In this puzzle, the twenty kennels do not communicate with one another by doors but are divided off by a low wall. The solitary occupant is the greyhound which lives in the kennel in the top left-hand corner. When he is allowed his liberty he has to obtain it by visiting every kennel once and only once in a series of knight's moves, ending at the bottom right-hand corner, which is open to the world. The lines in the above diagram show one solution. The puzzle is to discover in how many different ways the greyhound may thus make his exit from his corner kennel.


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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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