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Dear Prof Azeem

Is it possible to design a kite shaped diamond scrabble board with character tiles?
If yes,can this bring variation to the word power game?

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
Hi Prashant,

The shape(s) used to fill the board must be a tessellation.  That means we can place tiles on the board without having gaps between them.  This can be achieved with rhombus-shaped tiles.  That said, square tiles work nicely because the angles are right.  Playing with more general rhombi would not change the game, other than making the board skewed.

Thanks for asking,
Azeem

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Azeem Hussain

Expertise

I welcome your questions on algebra, 2D and 3D geometry, parabolic functions and conic sections, and any other mathematical queries you may have.

Experience

4 years as a drop-in and by-appointment tutor at Champlain College. Private tutor for dozens of clients over the past 8 years.

Publications
CALPHAD: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science, Major Mathematics and Major Economics, McGill University, 2014. Diploma of Collegiate Studies; Pure and Applied Science, Champlain College Saint-Lambert, 2010.

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