# The missing square

From a total of 9 squares, 8 are shown below. Draw the missing square.

The missing one looked as such:

___________
|  :      |
|  :   ...|
|  :   :  |
|  :...:  |
|_________|

Why:

The nine squares together make up a continuous path made up of the dotted lines.

Here is a picture:

The eight given pieces make a 3x3 with a hole in the centre when you place them together so their edges match. The only possible tile that fits the hole and has a line going through all four of its quadrants is the one shown at the bottom of the picture.

• How were you able to construct a 9th piece with exactly the same drawing style and coloring? It makes me think the puzzle is not an original and you were able to find the solution elsewhere?
– Ivo
Dec 6, 2021 at 12:27
• @IvoBeckers It is just one of the corner tiles rotated. Dec 6, 2021 at 12:28
• Ah okay. that makes sense. Silly that I didn't notice that haha
– Ivo
Dec 6, 2021 at 12:29