Puzzle, Ten-Yen

Puzzle, Ten-Yen

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Puzzles involving the arrangement of flat polygons into various shapes have been known since antiquity. This ten-piece plastic puzzle has as its pieces polyominoes from simple small square to pieces five times as large. It has one square, one domino, two trominoes, three tetrominoes, and three pentominoes. The goal is to arrange the pieces into a large square. Pieces are colored red, white, or black. In more advanced solutions to the puzzle, pieces of like color are grouped or separated. The puzzle has a transparent plastic case and a paper sheet of instructions.
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overall: 1 cm x 9.3 cm x 9.5 cm; 13/32 in x 3 21/32 in x 3 3/4 in
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Gift of Rhoda S. Ratner
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National Museum of American History
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