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[next] [prev] [up] From: Ronnie Kon <mindcrf!ronnie@peabody.mindcraft.com >
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>From: "Dale I. Newfield" <dn1l+@andrew.cmu.edu>

>Rubik's Tangle:
> Rubik's Tngle has 25 square tiles each tile has the very same pattern
>of ropes, but the color of the ropes varies.
> Object: Lay down the tiles into a 5X5 square in such a way that each
>colored rop forms it's own continuous line.
>24! x 4^24 = 1746 x 10^38 ( I have a feeling it should be 25!, not 24!)

No, I think the 24! is correct. Since we don't count rotations as
different, the first tile can be placed any way you want without affecting
the outcome.


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