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Can you solve the Mondrian squares riddle?

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s abstract, rectangular paintings inspired mathematicians to create a two-fold challenge. Can you solve the puzzle and get to the lowest score possible?

Board game and puzzle designer and MathPickle founder Gordon Hamilton wrote this TED Ed lesson, an animated version of his Numberphile video.

Next: How to multiply numbers by drawing lines, the mathematical secrets of Pascal’s triangle, mathematical present wrapping, and the penniless pilgrim riddle. Plus, watch more math and puzzle videos.


 
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