How To Solve Shikaku Puzzles

Divide the grid into a series of rectangles.  Each rectangle must have only one of the numbers provided in the puzzle.  The numbers represent the total number of spaces allowed in that rectangle. 

Shikaku Puzzle Example

Shikaku Puzzle

Here is a typical Shikaku puzzle grid.  The grid size can be smaller or larger and varies in difficulty. 

Some white squares contain a number.  That number represents the number of cells in a rectangle.  Every number, and only one number, is included in a rectangle.

Shikaku Puzzle Solution Example

Shikaku Solution

The solution to the puzzle is shown here. 

All solutions form a rectangle (including square) of varying sizes.

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