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rectangle corners pentomino problem
You get one set of pentominoes :
Occupy all four corners of a rectangle with pentominoes.
Neighbouring pentominoes should share at least one side.
All pentominoes should lie inside the rectangular surface.
Two areas enclosed by the pentominoes and the edge of the rectangle should have equal sizes.
Your challenge is to maximise these two areas.
In our example the area is 98.
This Excel file
will make searching
for a solution a bit easier.
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