Drag the pentominoes onto the rectangle so that they fit together without leaving any space.
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Level 1  Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 3 by 20 rectangle
Level 2  Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 4 by 15 rectangle
Level 3  Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 5 by 12 rectangle
Level 4  Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 6 by 10 rectangle
You can also try the Tetrominoes puzzles.


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Felton Davis, DavisFelton3@Yahoo.com
Sunday, October 29, 2017
"The work of a lifetime for an amateur programmer to compile a complete of solutions to the 12piece puzzle known as either the Hex Puzzle, or more formerly as Pentominoes.
A small picture of each of the 2339 solutions is posted on Flickr.
[Transum: Very impressive Felton. I can't begin to imagine the complexity of the algorithm you created to produce that result. Well done.]"