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The Mutilated Chess Board (Revisited)
Colin Wright
The problem of the Mutilated Chessboard is much loved and familiar to most of us. It's a wonderful example of an impossibility proof, and at the same time completely accessible to people of all ages and experience. In this work we will delve a little deeper, find an unexpected connection, and discover the true power of abstract mathematics while still seeing the concrete applications in action.
impossibility proofs, Marriage Theorem, matching problems
Published: 2014/03/20
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Colin Wright
Liverpool Mathematical Society, UK

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