Problem: Mrs. Perkins's Quilt


It will be seen that in this case the square patchwork quilt is built up of $169$ pieces. The puzzle is to find the smallest possible number of square portions of which the quilt could be composed and show how they might be joined together. Or, to put it the reverse way, divide the quilt into as few square portions as possible by merely cutting the stitches.

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

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