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# Domino Tetrads

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Age 11 to 14

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There are 28 dominoes in a set, which can be arranged in seven sets of four making a complete link, like the one below.

Is it possible to use all 28 dominoes arranging them in this way? What patterns can you see in the solution(s) and can you explain them? How do you know that you have all the solutions? |

You may find our Dominoes Environment useful for working on this problem.

Printable NRICH Roadshow resource.

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...