The pieces of this ColorSaw have been flipped, rotated and moved.

Can you reassemble the puzzle so that each adjacent side has the same color/shape?


Please explain your logic!

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    $\begingroup$ what is a colorsaw? thanks! $\endgroup$ Jun 5 '19 at 6:22
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ It's like a JigSaw, but with colors not jigs.@OmegaKrypton $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Jun 5 '19 at 6:47
  • $\begingroup$ Is Tetravex the original name btw? $\endgroup$
    – athin
    Jun 5 '19 at 11:00

Looks possible to me.
1. Rotate the top left square by 90 degrees clockwise
2. Rotate the bottom left square by 90 degrees counterclockwise.
You'll get this picture:
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3. Keep the top left square where it is and shuffle the other three around:
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I'm afraid not much logic was involved - I started trying to show that it's impossible and came up with a counterexample :-)


Second solution with each symbol matched.
I wasn't happy with my first solution because the red stars are not oriented the same.
This is simpler and more pleasing:

- slide top right down
- slide bottom right across
- slide bottom left up
- slide top left across and rotate 90° clockwise

- if one must be flipped, let's flip the one with 2 red stars because it is symmetrical

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My solution

matches one of each pair

- bottom left stays put
- top left slides to bottom right
- bottom right slides up and rotates 90° anti-clockwise
- top right slides left, flips vertically and rotates 90° clockwise

enter image description here


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