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Can you put the $25$ coloured tiles into the $5\times 5$ square below so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have the same colour in them?

Use the interactivity below to try out your ideas.

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A practical version of this activity is included in one of the Brain Buster Maths Boxes which contains hands-on challenges developed by members of NRICH and produced by BEAM. For more details and ordering information, please scroll down this page .

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