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Star Tangrams

Published Online: 14 Apr 2016
Page range: 47 - 60
Journal Details
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16 Apr 2016
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Abstract

The Tangram is a puzzle in which seven tiles are arranged to make various shapes. Four families of tangram shapes have been mathematically defined and their members enumerated. This paper defines a fifth family, enumerates its members, explains its taxonomic relationship with the previously-defined families, and provides some interesting examples

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