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## The Intersection Problem for Latin Squares with Holes of Size 2 and 3

##### Date

2009-04-28##### Author

Baker, Charla

##### Type of Degree

dissertation##### Department

Mathematics and Statistics##### Metadata

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In this dissertation we give complete solutions for the intersection problem of latin
squares with holes of size 2 and 3. For a pair of 2n x 2n latin squares with holes of size 2
to have k entries in common outside of the holes k E {0, 1, 2,...., x = 4n2 - 4n} n {x - 1, x
- 2, x - 3, x - 5}. There is , however, an exception for the case of n = 8. For a pair of 3n
£ 3n latin squares with holes of size 3 to have k entries in common outside of the holes k
E {0, 1, 2,...., x = 9n2 - 9n} n {x - 1, x - 2, x - 3, x - 5}.