(Not) Tiling a Triangle of Dots
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
|Don West, Department of Mathematics, SUNY Plattsburgh|
|A triangular array of dots can never be tiled by three-in-line tiles, and can be tiled by three-in-a-triangle tiles only if the size of the array is congruent to 0, 2, 9, or 11 (mod 12). The author gives an elementary proof of these two results, not involving Conway's tile group.|
|Math Topics:||Discrete Math|
© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.