Scaled Polydom Tetrads


In plane geometry, a tetrad is an arrangement of four congruent shapes in which each borders the other three. See Polyform Tetrads.

At his website Atlantis, Dr. Karl Scherer introduced similar or scaled tetrads. These are arrangements of four similar shapes in which each borders the other three. In general, scaled tetrads are easier to find that standard tetrads.

A polydom is a polyform whose cells are 2×1 right triangles. I exclude polydoms that contain a kite didom:

For kiteless polydoms, the orthogonal edges must conform to the square grid.

Here I show the smallest known scaled tetrads for polydoms with 2, 3, or 4 cells, keeping to the grid and using scale factors that are integers or integer multiples of √5. If you find a smaller solution or solve an unsolved case, please write.


The tetrad on the left was found by Abaroth.



Last revised 2018-11-15.

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