Tetrominoes

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Drag the tetrominoes onto the rectangle so that they fit together without leaving any space.

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Level 1 - Arrange the 10 tetrominoes on a 5 by 8 rectangle

Level 2 - Arrange the 10 tetrominoes on a 4 by 10 rectangle

You can also try the Pentominoes puzzles.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

"One set of tetrominoes has a total of 20 squares but they cannot be packed into a rectangle like hexominoes and unlike pentominoes. The puzzles here use two sets of tetrominoes."

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