Incomparable Rectangles

Two rectangles, neither of which will fit inside the other, are said to be incomparable. This is equivalent to one rectangle being both longer and narrower. At least seven and at most eight mutually incomparable rectangles are needed to tile a given rectangle (Wells 1991).

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Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry. London: Penguin, pp. 116-117, 1991.

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Incomparable Rectangles

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Incomparable Rectangles." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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