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Attractive Tablecloths

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1


How many extra colours do you need to add to the $7$ by $7$ pattern to make the $9$ by $9$ pattern for each type of symmetry?

Where do those extra colours go?

How many extra colours would you need for the $11$ by $11$ design?

Where do those extra colours go?