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## 'Chess' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

Place a Knight from a chess set on the corner of a 3 by 3 square
board:

It would need 4 usual Knight's moves to place it in the opposite
corner. One possible set of moves is shown below:

- What would be the smallest number of moves needed to move from
one corner to the opposite corner of a 99 by 99 square board?

- What would be the smallest number of moves needed to move from
one corner to the opposite corner of an
*n* by *n*
square grid?