- In how many ways can two queens, two rooks, one white bishop, one black bishop, and a knight be placed on a standard $ 8 \times 8$ chessboard so that every position on the board is under attack by at least one piece?
Note: The color of a bishop refers to the color of the square on which it sits, not to the color of the piece.
- Can you attack every position on the board with fewer than seven pieces?
- Two ways as follow:
- No. (…and I’m not pretty sure about this No)
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