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Ziggy

Ziggy is a small packing puzzle that I designed. I used it as the exchange gift for the Gathering for Gardner 12 conference in 2016.

The puzzle is based on the fact that 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 = 62. There are 8 zig-zag polyomino pieces, ranging in size from 1 to 8 squares. The basic aim is to create a 6 by 6 square. The pieces are shown here:

Ziggy pieces

There are two very closely related solutions to the square, but there are also several other challenges you may like to try. Here is a selection of 18 shapes that can be made from the 8 pieces:

Ziggy challenge 1
1
Ziggy challenge 2
2
Ziggy challenge 3
3
Ziggy challenge 4
4
Ziggy challenge 5
5
Ziggy challenge 6
6
Ziggy challenge 7
7
Ziggy challenge 8
8
Ziggy challenge 9
9
Ziggy challenge 10
10
Ziggy challenge 11
11
Ziggy challenge 12
12
Ziggy challenge 13
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Ziggy challenge 14
14
Ziggy challenge 15
15
Ziggy challenge 16
16
Ziggy challenge 17
17
Ziggy challenge 18
18


Solutions

Here are solutions to each of the challenges. Both solutions to the 6 by 6 square are given, but for the other challenges only one solution is shown even though there may be more.

Ziggy challenge 1 solution a
1a
Ziggy challenge 1 solution b
1b
Ziggy challenge 2 solution
2
Ziggy challenge 3 solution
3
Ziggy challenge 4 solution
4
Ziggy challenge 5 solution
5
Ziggy challenge 6 solution
6
Ziggy challenge 7 solution
7
Ziggy challenge 8 solution
8
Ziggy challenge 9 solution
9
Ziggy challenge 10 solution
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Ziggy challenge 11 solution
11
Ziggy challenge 12 solution
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Ziggy challenge 13 solution
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Ziggy challenge 14 solution
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Ziggy challenge 15 solution
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Ziggy challenge 16 solution
16
Ziggy challenge 17 solution
17
Ziggy challenge 18 solution
18


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