Hexomino Exclusion

In the 1950s, Solomon W. Golomb investigated the question: how few cells can you remove from an 8×8 square to exclude the shape of a given polyomino? His book Polyominoes shows minimal exclusions for all polyominoes up through order 5.

Here I show minimal exclusions of hexominoes from an 8×8 square. The solutions shown are not necessarily unique. If you find a smaller solution, please write.

Last revised 2013-04-07.


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