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The Eight Queens problem - solution

Here is a solution to the problem. There are however more solutions, so try to find another one yourself.

You can also try to find solutions on different sizes of boards: 5 by 5, 11 by 11? Does every n by n board have a solution, when n is at least four?

Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 17, 2000.