In each issue of the Automation Notebook we feature a section of brainteasers. These are the brainteaser answers from Issue 19, 2011 of the Automation Notebook. The brainteaser questions are repeated in black. The answers to the brainteaser questions are highlighted in red with explanations. You can view the brainteasers from Issue 19, 2011 without the answers here: http://library.automationdirect.com/brainteasers-issue-19-2011/
Pack the given number of each shape in the given box size. The shapes may be rotated and reflected, but should not overlap. Each puzzle has a unique solution.
Each shape consists of a group of small squares; the size of those squares is the reference for the given box size.
Go online for a helpful MS Excel template – it won’t solve the puzzles for you – but it’s more convenient than cutting out paper-dolls!
Our thanks to Erich Freidman for this issue’s puzzles. Packing Puzzles © Erich Friedman 2009