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Title
Square Deal
'Square Deal' woollen knitting 91x83cm showing minimum number
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Work Type
Mathematics
Date
1996
Location
England
Measurements
overall: 4 x 910 x 830 mm
Description
Square Deal' woollen knitting 91x83cm showing minimum number of squares of different sizes in a square, 1996.
The acrylic knitting shows the minimum number of squares of different sizes that can be fitted into a square. A square which can be dissected into a number of smaller squares with no two equal is known as a perfect square dissection. It was thought they were impossible to construct, until T H Wilcox published a 24-square solution in Fairy Chess Review in 1948. Thirty years later a smaller version was discovered by A J W Duijvestijn in which 21 squares of different sizes were fitted into a square. It is this solution that Ashforth has reproduced.
Accession Number
ID Number
co421459
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
File Properties
File Name
large_1997_0223__0003_.jpg
SSID
26434786

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