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Is there a solution for a straight-bar piece not touching the edge of the rectangle? By rectangle solution, I mean either one of the patterns 15x4, 12x5, or 10x6. By straight-bar piece, I mean the piece of 5 stones in a straight row. Literate pentomino crackers denote this piece with the letter "I".

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Here's one solution for the $10{\times}6$ rectangle:

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Here are all $11$:

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There is only one solution for the $12{\times}5$ rectangle:

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There are no solutions for the $15{\times}4$ rectangle.

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