The impossible chessboard puzzle

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An information puzzle with an interesting twist
Solution on Stand-up Maths: https://youtu.be/as7Gkm7Y7h4
Home page: https://www.3blue1brown.com
Brought to you by you: https://3b1b.co/chess-thanks


0:00 Introduction
3:58 Visualizing the two-square case
5:46 Visualizing the three-square case
12:19 Proof that it’s impossible

16:22 Explicit painting of the hypercube

These animations are largely made using manim, a scrappy open-source python library: https://github.com/3b1b/manim

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