# Problem: Another Patchwork Puzzle

A lady was presented, by two of her girlfriends, with the pretty pieces of silk patchwork shown in our illustration. It will be seen that both pieces are made up of squares all of the same size—one $12\times12$ and the other $5\times5.$ She proposes to join them together and make one square patchwork quilt, $13\times13,$ but, of course, she will not cut any of the material — merely cut the stitches where necessary and join together again. What perplexes her is this. A friend assures her that there need be no more than four pieces in all to join up for the new quilt. Could you show her how this little needlework puzzle is to be solved in so few pieces?

Solutions: 1

Thank you to the contributors under CC BY-SA 4.0!

Github:

non-Github:
@H-Dudeney

### References

#### Project Gutenberg

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

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this edition or online at http://www.gutenberg.org. If you are not located in the United States, you'll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook.